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What Makes a State Fat or Thin?

In Mississippi, the state government added healthy foods to vending machines in state office buildings. Some cities open school gyms to community members on weekends and afternoons, providing safe places to exercise. And yet…
For the sixth consecutive year the CDC released a ranking of the most obese states with Mississippi topping the list. Obesity in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia with Mississippi nearing 35%.
Studies have shown both poverty and race to be risk factors in obesity. In fact, the two are so tightly interwoven that it’s almost impossible to tease apart poverty and race in research.

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discoverynews:

What Makes a State Fat or Thin?

In Mississippi, the state government added healthy foods to vending machines in state office buildings. Some cities open school gyms to community members on weekends and afternoons, providing safe places to exercise. And yet…

For the sixth consecutive year the CDC released a ranking of the most obese states with Mississippi topping the list. Obesity in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia with Mississippi nearing 35%.

Studies have shown both poverty and race to be risk factors in obesity. In fact, the two are so tightly interwoven that it’s almost impossible to tease apart poverty and race in research.

weigh in…

  1. pinkballetflats reblogged this from discoverynews
  2. mojave-green reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    “Studies have shown both poverty and race to be risk factors in obesity.” You don’t say.
  3. matthewmelange reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    They should’ve wrote “Won’t you weigh in?”
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  5. oselot reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    I know this is controversial, but what do you think about obese people?
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  11. wordymcword said: Fattening foods are the cheapest. You can get 3000 calories at McDonalds for about $3. Meanwhile fresh fruits and vegetables are particularly expensive and no one sends out grocery coupons for that. The state should try handing out $1 off coupons!
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  14. thelaceserpent reblogged this from newmodelminority and added:
    Why is this not surprising?
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  17. officiousseeingeyebitch- reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    YEAH KENTUCKY! Wait… Well, at least I’m hardly considered overweight these days. Though, someone did think I was...
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  24. harrysontucker reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    makes me even prouder to live in South Carolina. At least were are the best in something.