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American Waistlines Grow, Especially in Southern States

August 30, 2006
by Thomas H. Maugh II
Los Angeles Times

The United States continues to get fatter, with Mississippi and other Southern states leading the way, according to a report issued Tuesday by the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. The report found 29.5% of Mississippi residents were obese. Nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South, the report says.

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