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Colorado used to be considered one of the healthier places in the US, filled with people who were bursting with good health and fitness because of their proximity to the Rocky Mountains.

Things are changing.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that while in 1990 just 6.9 percent of Colorado residents were considered obese, by 2002 that number rose to 16.5 percent.

The CDC notes that Colorado is still the thinnest state in the union, with 47 percent of adults overweight or obese - compared to the national average of 65 percent.

But the trend is not good.
KC's View:
Wait until the enormous Burger King breakfast sandwich comes to Colorado. It’s bigger than a few of the mountains they have there, and can only hurt the state’s obesity statistics even more.