Lean Colorado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- That's according to a report compiled by Trust for America's Health, an advocacy group that promotes increased funding for public health programs.

About 16-point-nine percent of adults in Colorado are considered obese. The mark is slightly up from last year's report, but not enough to be considered statistically significant.

Meanwhile, 31 states showed an increase in obesity. Mississippi continues to lead the way, with an estimated 29-point-five percent of obese adults -- a one-point-one percent increase from 2005.

The only state that experienced a decrease in the percentage of obese adults was Nevada.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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