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A New Study Says Alabama Has a Lot of Obese Young People

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Alabama ranks in the top 10 for obese children according to a study from the Robert Johnson Foundation.  Alabama came in 6th in the nation for obese kids with data showing just over 22 percent of young people ages 10 to 17 are considered obese.  Georgia ranked 24th, Florida 25th.