Arkansas ranks ninth fattest state

Time to put down those cheeseburgers and pick up some dumbbells, Arkansans (or fear the wrath of the Huck).

Expanding waistlines are a vexing problem in the South, according to a recent study that puts Arkansas as the ninth most obese state in the nation.

Trust for America‚Äôs Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that Arkansas’ adult obesity rate is at 30.6 percent, earning it a slot with the 12 states who rank at above 30 percent.

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