10 Jun '11, 10am

Holmes County is America's Fattest and Poorest. Coincidence? (Video) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Holmes County is America's Fattest and Poorest. Coincidence? (Video) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Holmes County, Mississippi has the unenviable distinction of being both America's poorest and most obese county. Kids as young as three are diagnosed with high blood pressure, school buses are overcrowded because only two students can fit in the seat although they're made to seat three, and 40% of the population is obese. (Obesity is generally defined as the point when excess weight starts having serious negative effects on health.) It also just so happens that about 50% of the residents live in poverty.

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