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Oklahoma's obesity rates are increasing

Oklahoma City (AP) _ A study being released today shows adult obesity increased in Oklahoma and 30 other states last year.  The study by the Trust for America's Health says 28.8 percent of Oklahoma adults are obese.  That's up from 26 percent last year and is the ninth highest rate in the nation.

And the study found 15.4 percent of Oklahoma youths ages 10 to 17 are obese to rank 17th highest in the U.S.  The report also says nearly 29-and-a-half percent of Oklahoma adults don't take part in any physical activity. The national average is 22 percent.

Mississippi has the highest adult obesity rate at more than 30.5 percent while Colorado is lowest at just above 17-and-half percent.

(Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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