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Nevada Among Least Obese States

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(Washington, DC)  –  Nevada has one of the nation’s lowest obesity rates.

A new Gallup Well-Being poll shows one out of five Silver State residents have a body mass index of at least 30.

Only Montana and Colorado had lower obesity rates.

Mississippi was ranked the most obese state, with a rate of just over 35 percent.

Gallup says the national obesity rate rose 2 percent last year, to about 27 percent.

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