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AL ranks 20th in national obesity survey

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A new study shows Alabama still has a serious obesity problem, but other states are actually much worse off. (Source: MGN Online) A new study shows Alabama still has a serious obesity problem, but other states are actually much worse off. (Source: MGN Online)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A new study shows Alabama still has a seriousobesity problem, but other states are actually much worse off.

Gallup studied obesity rates in all 50 stateslast year. According to their research, Alabama is tied for 20th place in termsof the percentage of the population that is considered obese.

Those results are radically different fromother recent polls, which almost always place Alabama in the top five.

According to the Gallup survey, 28.1% ofresidents are obese. Doctors said that is still unacceptably high, so the 20thplace ranking isn't much consolation.

Mississippi, West Virginia, Delaware,Louisiana and Arkansas are the five heaviest states in the survey. Montana,Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota and Massachusetts are the least obese.

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