Editorial: No gain, less pain
September 29, 2012
News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
According to the latest numbers on obesity, the Bible Belt may require some considerable loosening in coming years to make room for expanding waist lines.
The South’s weight problems will be especially acute, with top-ranked Mississippi (67 percent), Tennessee (63 percent), Alabama (63 percent), South Carolina (63 percent), Louisiana (62 percent) and Arkansas (61 percent) taking six of the top 10 spots nationally in the projections. All told, 39 states will exceed 50 percent in obesity rates, the report forecasts.
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