South has lower obesity rate than Midwestern states

04/18/2013 | American City Business Journals · AL.com (Alabama)

A study in the journal Obesity found people living in the Southeast actually had lower obesity rates than commonly thought, at 31%, compared with 41% in the West North Central region of the Midwest. Researchers said Southerners may be more truthful than others in reporting their weight during phone surveys, leading to a discrepancy between reported and actual obesity rates among residents.

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