Mississippi childhood obesity rate slowly improving

November 25, 2012
by Leighanne Lockheart
Biloxi Sun Herald


The obesity rate for Mississippi's children has stabilized, but the same cannot be said of adults. A recent study shows that by 2030, 67 percent of Mississippi's adults are projected to be obese.

These projections released in September by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation would indicate a significant increase from Mississippi's current 35 percent obesity rate, expecting the state to hold its title as "the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades," according to an article printed in a September issue of Sun Herald written by AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe.


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