- The Washington Times - Friday, April 4, 2014

The city of Boulder, Colo., still has the lowest obesity rate in the nation, Gallup said in a new survey that finds a tri-state metropolitan area on the Ohio River is the fattest, with a nearly 40 percent obesity rate.

The Gallup and Healthways found that Boulder’s residents had a 12.4 percent obesity rate, ahead of the Naples, Fla., area at 16.5 percent and Fort Colins-Loveland, Colo., at 18.2 percent.

On the less healthy end of the scale, Huntington-Ashland area of Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky has an obesity rate of 39.5 percent, with the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area of Texas coming in at 38.3 percent and Hagerstown, Md.-Martinsburg, W.Va., at 36.7 percent.

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010 program had a goal of reducing obesity to 15 percent in each state,” Gallup said. “No state and only one U.S. metro area has achieved this goal.”

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