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STUDY: Pennsylvania Is Fatter Than New Jersey, New York

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By Chelsea Karnash

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The latest study on obesity is out, and the news for Pennsylvania isn’t pretty.

In a recent study on adult obesity done by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pennsylvanians proved to be fatter than many of their neighbors—including people from New Jersey and New York.

The rankings, which broke down by state the percentage of residents living there who are considered obese, revealed that 28.6% of people living in the Keystone state are considered extremely overweight.

That’s compared to 23.7% in New Jersey and 24.5% in New York.

Pennsylvania ranked #20 out of 50, with #50 being the least obese, while New Jersey came in at #47 and New York at #43.

Still, Pennsylvanians can rest assured they’re not the fattest state population; that dubious honor goes to Mississippi, where a whopping 34.9% of adults are obese.

To see the results of the study, visit: www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

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