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State's obesity rate up again

August 20, 2008
by Kym Klass
Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama was ranked as the third most obese state in the country -- behind Mississippi and West Virginia -- in the "F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America" report, which uses an average of states' obesity data for the past three years, 2005 to 2007. The good news was Alabama's rank was no worse than last year in which it also ranked the third worst. The bad news is while the state didn't gain in the rankings, it did gain.

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