obesity

ALProHealth Program Targets Obesity in Lowndes County

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A program aimed at preventing and reducing obesity gets underway in Lowndes County. ALProHealth is a 5-year initiative to fight the obesity epidemic. It’s being implemented in 13 counties around the state — with a high percentage of obese adults. Program officials say obesity leads to a number of health concerns — including heart disease…

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State now ranks 5th for largest percenbtage of fat adults

    In 1990, Alabama ranked as the 21st fattest state, with 11.2% of the population rated as obese. In 2017, Alabama had climbed to 5th….with 36.3% of the population considered obese. TGFWV etc? States with the highest rates of obesity: #1 West Virginia   38.1% #2 Mississippi       37.3% #3 Oklahoma         36.5% #4 Iowa                   36.4 #5 Alabama           36.3…