Americans are still getting fatter

Obesity rates increased in 28 states, report finds

June 29, 2010
Associated Press

 WASHINGTON — Just when you thought Americans couldn't get any fatter — we did.

A study released Tuesday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows that obesity rates increased in 28 states last year. Mississippi continued its six-year reign as the country's fattest state in the study's yearly rankings, along with the highest rates of physical inactivity and hypertension. The state also has the second highest rate of diabetes.

And while most parents think childhood obesity is a problem, they don't believe it affects their own children.

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