Ladies & Gentlemen, The Bronx Is FAT

Published on July 22, 2009, 1:45 pm
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According to a study, commissioned by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s office, 62 % of Bronx residents are overweight or obese. It is the highest percentage in the city.

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The rest of the city’s obeseity rates are around the statewide average of 60 %, with 57.7% for Staten Island, 57.6% for Queens and 58.6% for Brooklyn residents.

Manhattan is the slimmest borough, where 42% of residents are overweight or obese.

The report bases its findings on 2003 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Gillibrand also announced today a plan to ban trans-fats in schools in an effort to combat childhood obesity.

Jonas Bronck is the pseudonym under which we publish and manage the content and operations of The Bronx Daily.™ | - the largest daily news publication in the borough of "the" Bronx with over 1.5 million annual readers. Publishing under the alias Jonas Bronck is our humble way of paying tribute to the person, whose name lives on in the name of our beloved borough.