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Tue September 18, 2012
Report: Alabama Is 6th-Fattest State In Country
A new survey by a group campaigning against obesity finds that Alabama is the sixth-fattest state in the nation.
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.
The survey found that neighboring Mississippi is the fattest state in the nation, with a current obesity rate of 35 percent. The report predicts 67 percent of Mississippi's adult population would be obese by 2030.
The report lists Colorado as the thinnest state in the country. A recent federal study ranked Alabama as the fourth-fattest state.
Health officials say they're not seeing evidence that anti-obesity programs are helping people slim down.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.