The South Isn’t as Fat as Everyone Thinks, Just More Honest About Weight

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The South often has the reputation of being home to the most obese people in the country. But a new study suggests they might just be more honest about their weight compared to other regions — and are not the fattest after all.

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s data collected for 2011 found the South having the highest prevalence of obesity, compared to the rest of the country. Conversely, the study by researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, published in the journal Obesity, found the West North Central and East North Central Census divisions had a higher prevalence of obesity.

    The difference according to the study is between self-reported data and directly measured height and weight.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...-just-more-honest-about-weight-so-whos-lying/
     
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    Not NJ...care for a donut?:love2:
     

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