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Report: Arkansas only state to show increase in obesity rate

By Christina Huynh

This article was published August 16, 2013 at 5:04 p.m.

Arkansas was the only state in the nation to show an increase in its obesity rate, according to the latest report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2013, says Arkansas — which has an adult obesity rate at 34.5 percent — is now the "third most obese state" in America, barely missing the top spot by .2 percent.

Louisiana is ranked first at 34.7 percent, and Mississippi is second at 34.6 percent, the report states.

Read more about the report in Saturday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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MenLR2 says... August 16, 2013 at 5:52 p.m.

It is all because of all them lazy folks sitting on their butt sucking down Obama's Food Stamps! Sorry Pobuck... beat you to it!

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