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Southerners, poor have highest rates of obesity

July 7, 2011
by Nanci Hellmich
USA Today

People may still be tightening their belts because of the economy, but too many continue to let them out because of weight gain.

The percentage of obese adults increased in 16 states since last year and didn't decline in any state, a new report says. In addition, the number of adults who say they don't do any physical activity increased in 14 states this past year.

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