obesity http://apr.org en Report: Alabama Is 6th-Fattest State In Country http://apr.org/post/report-alabama-6th-fattest-state-country <P>A new survey by a group campaigning against obesity finds that Alabama is the sixth-fattest state in the nation.</P> <P>A study by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 32 percent of Alabama's adult residents are obese. It says 63 percent of the state's residents will be obese by 2030.</P> <P>The survey found that neighboring Mississippi is the fattest state in the nation, with a current obesity rate of 35 percent. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:39:47 +0000 The Associated Press 18041 at http://apr.org Report: Alabama Is 6th-Fattest State In Country Ala. Ranks 4th Nationally For Obesity http://apr.org/post/ala-ranks-4th-nationally-obesity A new study says Alabama is the nation's fourth-fattest state. The report released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 32 percent of Alabama's adults are obese. That's slightly better than the obesity rates in Mississippi, Louisiana and West Virginia. The state obesity rate for 2011 is a little less than the number from 2010, but the CDC says the two numbers can't be compared because it changed statistical methods. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:45:18 +0000 Associated Press 16192 at http://apr.org Ala. Ranks 4th Nationally For Obesity