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Mississippi residents getting fatter

Oregon is the only state not getting fatter.

It's just holding its own.

The advocacy group Trust for America's Health says data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that residents of Alabama had the largest increase in obesity in the years 2002 through 2004.

The group says overall, the percentage of obese adults in the U-S grew from 22 percent to 22-point-seven percent in those years.

Alabama's increase was one and a-half percentage points to 27-point-seven.

The report says states with the highest percentage of obese adults are Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Louisiana and Tennessee. The states with the lowest percentage are Colorado, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and Montana.

Hawaii is not included in the report.

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