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Reader: People moving to Colorado make the state seem fatter

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Yesterday, we shared a list of most and least obese states -- the first in recent memory that Colorado didn't top from a skinniness standpoint.

A number of our readers had theories about the slippage in the rankings, including this one.

Bret Kantola writes:

It's only because of all the newbies. A fair measurement would be to only use people that have been here say 3 years or more. If they keep weighing the newbs, then the results will always be skewed as we are also one of the fastest growing states now too.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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