Obesity and Obesity Prevention

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Obesity is a major public health concern which contributes to the major chronic disease killers in the state such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

Mississippi's adult obesity rates in almost all counties are some of the highest in the nation. In 2021, about 40% of all Mississippi adults were obese. About 1 in 7 Mississippi adults have type 2 diabetes, a consequence of obesity. (Map: CDC)

Reaching a Healthy Weight

Tools for Weight Management

Getting Active

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