Wyoming’s obesity rate holds steady in 2012

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming residents aren’t getting any fatter according to a national study.

The Trust For America’s Health says Wyoming’s obesity rate last year was 24.6 percent, which means about one in four residents are significantly overweight. The rate is about the same as it was in 2011.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle (http://bit.ly/16suLQY ) reports that Wyoming is doing better than many other states. Its rate was the 10th lowest obesity rate. Thirteen states had rates above 30 percent and.

Colorado continues to have the lowest rate at 21.5 percent.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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