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Mon September 12, 2011
Health

Obesity Epidemic Plagues Even the "Thinnest" State

This past weekend, thousands turned out for road races around Colorado including the Denver Half Marathon and the Compass Harvest Run in Golden.  It’s no surprise that running and other fitness activities are wildly popular in Colorado, where being fit seems to be engrained in the culture. But even here in the thinnest state in the nation, waistlines are widening, especially among children.  And as KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports, public health officials are sounding the alarm.

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