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Obesity rates in Kansas climbing at among fastest rates in country

July 7, 2011

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— A new report says the percentage of Kansans who are obese has more than doubled in the past 15 years, with 29 percent of the adult population fitting that category.

That's the fourth-fastest growth rate in the nation since 1995, when Kansas ranked 36th with a 13.5 percent obesity rate. Thursday's report puts Kansas at 16th overall.

Two public health groups on Thursday released their annual obesity report, which for the first time looks at how obesity rates have grown over the past two decades.

Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the report, which recommends increasing access to healthy foods and exercise opportunities as ways to trim the nation's waistline.

Nine out of the top 10 most-obese states were in the South, led by Mississippi.

Comments

dogsandcats 3 years, 5 months ago

I'm so depressed by what Brownie's been doing to the state, all I can do is reach for the bonbons.

deec 3 years, 5 months ago

How about a sin tax on high fructose corn syrup and carbonated beverages?

deec 3 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, that'll work, too. Soda is a good starting point, since it has not even the pretense of nutritional value.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 5 months ago

Almost all of those typically have high fructose corn syrup or other corn product in them.

beeshlii 3 years, 5 months ago

this is not 20th or 19th century. back than ppl were healthy. today we eat to kill ourselves. process foods.

MarcoPogo 3 years, 5 months ago

Simple plan: Eat whatever you want during the day, go down to the Aquatic Center, catch cryptosporidium and blow all of your day's bingings out in the bathroom.

somedude20 3 years, 5 months ago

I blame Dempsey's on making people fat because their burgers are just so kealing good!

If the govt gave a hoot, they would tax the chit out of fast food (much like they do with smokes and booze) and use that mad loot to subsidezie healthier foods (which always seems to cost more than "bad for you things") Ever notice that Lay's baked potato chips are 2 or more dollars than their fat laden regular chips. Almost anything that is a little better than the "worse for you version" costs a world more. Produce is going up in cost while the dollar menu goes down........grumble grumble

someguy 3 years, 5 months ago

Number 16? We can do better than that; we can be number one!

oldbaldguy 3 years, 5 months ago

You cannot legislate common sense. Many of us are lardasses because we sit in front of a screen alll day, no exercise and eat crap. A lot of folks cannot afford to eat healthy if they were inclined too. This is only going to get worse. Should government get involved? No.

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