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City Dwellers Are Thinner Than Country Folks

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It would seem logical that people who work on farms and the rural communities would be among the fittest group of Americans. Wrong!

At least that’s what a recent study says.

Recent studies show that obesity is more common in country folks that in city-folks.

A national study published in the Journal of Rural Health, discovered that people who reside in rural, country areas are 20 percent more likely to suffer from obesity than their counterparts in the city.

The study raises questions about the significant impact that geographic location may have  on obesity.

The study found that nearly 40 percent of rural Americans would be classified as obese compared to their city counterparts at 33 percent.

Overall, the study found that people living in the country may suffer from higher obesity due to it being harder for them to purchase healthier foods and inability to get to a gym.

[ABC News]

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