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Michigan 10th fattest state

August 20, 2008
by MEGHA SATYANARAYANA
Detroit Free Press

A new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation places Michigan in a different Big Ten -- it's now the 10th fattest state in the nation. For the five years ending in 2007, waistlines in Michigan have slowly expanded with nearly two-thirds of the state needing to lose weight. According to state data and the report, titled "F as in Fat," 27.7% of state residents are obese, and 36% are overweight.

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