CDC: Kentuckians Among The Fattest In Country

Kentucky is the 13th fattest state in the country.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control finds at least a quarter of U.S. adults are obese.

Southern states dominate the top of the list.

The CDC blames the traditional southern diet which is high in fat and fried food.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Whine or swine Location: Ky on Jul 19, 2008 at 04:55 AM
    Some people have medical reasons they are obese. I have some in my family and they watch everything they eat and still can't loose weight. With that said,if parents would get off their butts and exercise with their kids instead of sitting them down to fast food and video games, just to get them out of their hair,the obesity rate in Ky would be minimal.Face it people, that is why we are rated at the top. Parents do not get involved in much of anything with kids. They are not made to work outside or indoors. Everything is handed to them and they will never know any difference. McDonalds and Gatti-land are on every corner and with delivery available in most areas it is to simple to feed them junk. They are started out from birth on ready to eat stuff. Try cooking decent well balanced meals for them.Cut out the soda and make them do daily chores and exercise.Instead of going to the movies and eating junk while there. Take them roller is news.Good job WKYT
  • by disappointed on Jul 18, 2008 at 07:29 PM
    i think the choice of words for the title of this article is of poor taste. sounds like who ever titled this article definately has a thing against people who are not of a healthy weight. come on someone grow up and use better choice of words


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 25636799 -
Gray Television, Inc.