New report offers more bleak news for state of Indiana's weight

August 19, 2012
by Zach Osowski
Courier & Press (Evansville)


A survey released last week by the Trust for America's Health foundation shows America's population is getting bigger: around the waist. Indiana is no exception. The study ranked the Hoosier state as the eighth fattest state in the nation. Last year, Indiana was 15th.

This year Trust for America's Health used a new method for measuring obesity rates so it is unclear exactly how much the percentages rose. What is clear is that Indiana bellies have grown enough to surpass Kentucky, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina and Tennessee in just a year.


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