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Kansas Ranks Seventh Most Obese State in America

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaborative involving multiple, non-profit, news outlets, including KPR. Its focus is to report on health issues affecting the Midwest.

A new report ranking the percentage of obese adults in each state has some bad news for Kansas. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson reports.

Bryan Thompson is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka. He's also a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners — Kansas Public Radio, KCUR, KMUW, KCPT Public Television and the KHI News Service — strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of health and health-related issues.

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