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California has below-average rate of obesity
Sacramento Bee ^ | August 14, 2012 | by Dan Walters

Posted on 08/15/2012 2:53:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

California may have high taxes and high unemployment, but its residents have one of the nation's lower rates of obesity, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While the agency says more than a third of American adults are obese, it's just 23.8 percent in California. Other states range from a high of 34.9 percent in Mississippi to 20.7 percent in Colorado.

The report also found that obesity rates are much higher than average among African Americans- nearly 50 percent - and Latinos and tend to be higher among low-income adults.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
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1 posted on 08/15/2012 2:53:54 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They spend all their time working out, counting calories and extricating money from hard working, productive citizens. Hence, they have no time to become informed on the real facts behind political issues.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 2:59:46 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Californian’s are healthier because they have more government and pay higher taxes. Duh!


3 posted on 08/15/2012 3:00:43 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: RatRipper
CA's political situation has more to do with the fact that 1 in 4 here are foreign born, and the deomcrat party is now the party of the non-American.

CA has so many skinny people because those who work to pay the taxes have no time or money left to eat.

4 posted on 08/15/2012 3:04:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Skinny, poor and unemployed is just another lousy way to go thru life.


5 posted on 08/15/2012 3:13:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s hard to keep on weight when you have AIDS.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 3:13:39 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

surely demographics must be considered


7 posted on 08/15/2012 3:17:18 PM PDT by jjw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“tend to be higher among low-income adults”

How is that possible? By definition a poor person can’t afford to spend a lot of money on food. Oh, I get it! “Low-income” doesn’t include the heavy taxpayer funded subsidies that enable them to swell up like a tick tapping into an artery.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 3:25:38 PM PDT by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Makes sense when you think about it, that’s where all the fruits and nuts are..


9 posted on 08/15/2012 3:26:41 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hear meth will do that to ya..


10 posted on 08/15/2012 3:31:19 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So does Somalia....


11 posted on 08/15/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
Hey,

Some of us out here are working our asses off to pay taxes and pay for the losers, sometimes we don't have time to eat.

12 posted on 08/15/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They don't like tourists because we bully them on their own beaches.
13 posted on 08/15/2012 3:39:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
OK, I'll say it, what is the black population percentage in Kalifornia compared to southern states?
14 posted on 08/15/2012 4:07:58 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

The reason I ask is where I work, there are 12 female employees, 2 white and 10 black all the black women are 200+lbs, the white ones slim.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 4:10:22 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOL. Californians are being taxed so much that they are starving to death.


16 posted on 08/15/2012 4:40:49 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Walk through a few Latino markets and you might question this finding.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ain't many fat Kenyans either.

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18 posted on 08/15/2012 4:54:25 PM PDT by digger48
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To: RatRipper

The “study” is bogus. Just look at the methodolgy, and you will understand why CA comes out as it does.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Califorian liberals are skinny because they run like hell when a patriot confronts these scum.

When I lived in coastal mountain backcountry, I can’t tell you how many California yuppies and hippies freaked out when they saw me with a Buntline on my hip and a 12 gauge pump resting on my shoulder.

It was like “EEK! EEK!” he’s got a gun. Run!!!

Bloody mice.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 5:50:07 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Arugula!


21 posted on 08/15/2012 6:11:20 PM PDT by Don Carlos (01/20/2009 - Begin the Obama Interregnum)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"California has below-average rate of obesity"

(data compiled from bulimia wards)

22 posted on 08/15/2012 11:20:12 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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