Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We're #1!!! We're #1!!!! We're #1!!!!

Miss. ranked fattest state in nation
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press Writer Tue Aug 28, 5:00 AM ET

JACKSON, Miss. - Experts say Mississippians need to skip the gravy, say no to the fried pickles and start taking brisk walks to fight an epidemic of obesity.

According to a new study, this Deep South state is the fattest in the nation. The Trust for America's Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention, says Mississippi is the first state where more than 30 percent of adults are considered obese...

"We've got a long way to go. We love fried chicken and fried anything and all the grease and fatback we can get in Mississippi," said Democratic state Rep. Steve Holland, chairman of the Public Health Committee. (full story)


Blogger Super Mom said...

There was an article in the Clarion Ledger today about some small town restaurant around that serves BATTERED DEEP-FRIED BACON with white country gravy on the side.

I sort of threw up a little in my mouth when I read it.

No wonder we're a bunch of lard asses.

3:14 PM  

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