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South Dakota faces it: Eat less, move more

December 3, 2012
by Jon Walker
Argus Leader

 

Losers are the winners as South Dakotans struggle with their weight.

Almost two-thirds of state residents carry too many pounds, and almost half in that group are obese.

The numbers put South Dakota in the middle of a national epidemic where the struggles can be lonely and personal.

“I was dying,” said Tom DeVries, a retired phone company worker who needed a heart emergency to face his weight problem.

 

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