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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

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Recent data suggests Mississippians are learning that more is not always better when it comes to body weight.

The adult obesity rate has been increasing in the state for many years, but a recent report by the State of Obesity organization shows that a lot of hard work by many Mississippians is making progress. However, much work remains to be done. According to the Sept. 1, 2016, report, Mississippi remains tied with Alabama, West Virginia and Arkansas for second to last with an obesity rate of 35.6 percent.

The report noted that adult obesity rates decreased in Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio. This is the first time in the past decade that any state has experienced a decline in its obesity rate.


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