Southeastern Youngsters Most Likely to be Overweight

Youngsters living in the southeastern United States are the most likely to be overweight or obese, while those from the far West are most likely to be thin, according to a new study that found considerable variability in children's weight by state and region. In 2007, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of childhood obesity (21.9 percent), while Oregon had the lowest (9.6 percent), according to an online report in the May 3 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Mississippi also...Full Story
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