Kentucky 5th For Overall Obesity, First In High School Obesity

Obese person measuring his belly.

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(Frankfort, KY) - A new report shows Kentucky has the fifth-highest overall obesity rate in the nation. The study also indicates that Kentucky has the country's highest rate of high school obesity. 

Southern and Eastern Kentucky show the highest overall obesity rates in the commonwealth.

Chair for the Obesity Task Force at the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics says it is cheaper and easier for people to eat fast food than to go to the grocery store for meal ingredients to cook, especially in low-income areas.

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