Skip to comments.Do YOU live in one of America's fattest states? Map reveals the country's obesity hotspots
Posted on 11/08/2017 8:20:43 AM PST by dennisw
A new report ranked 50 states plus Washington DC using 19 different metrics including obesity and overweight population and sugary-beverage consumption
Mississippi ranked number one as the 'fattest state' in America for the second year in a row
More than seven in 10 US adults 20 and older are either overweight or obese, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The fattest states in America have been revealed for 2017 with Mississippi leading the way for the second year in a row.
WalletHub ranked the states using 19 different metrics, including three key components, obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food and fitness.
Among the highest-ranked states based on this criteria are Mississippi, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The bottom five marking the the healthiest-ranked states include Colorado, Massachusetts, Utah, Hawaii and Montana.
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Nevada is the state with the highest percentage of overweight adults, followed by Alaska and New Jersey tied for second and Montana and Florida.
The report revealed the highest amount of obese adults are found in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, and Arkansas, which has become a trend due to disparities in healthcare in the Appalachian region.
They want to take our guns, now our food...What’s next?
Obesity rates in those states have nothing to do with disparities in healthcare. It is cultural differences. Being thin in an area like New York City is culturally approved. No one wants to be fat in areas that promote fashion , and looking good.In the areas that have high obesity rates, there is no cultural norm to be thin. Fat is accepted. Exercise is not accepted in the culture.
Heh... Texans trail us by one. Dammit Texans, go eat some brisket. You can do it. Extra helpings would rocket you to #10. Here in Indiana we are going to eat an extra tenderloin sandwich with extra mayo to keep it competitive.
Not good. Increases disease, strains healthcare systems, impacts military readiness...People need to get off their cans and put down the Fritos. America is better than this.
I’m in the process of losing weight. I’ve lost 25# and intend to lose 70# in total.
Isn’t it also harder to exercise without a health club, in those states, ie heat and humidity? Of course, 80+ percent of weight is what a person chooses to eat, not how much they exercise, from what I understand.
They keep changing the definition of overweight and obese to fit their agenda.
I would be more interested to see disease numbers
Good for you! Good for your health!
Should not have posted that pic so close to lunch time. I now have a serious craving to go to a local greasy spoon and have one for lunch. Think schnitzel between buns with a side of mayo to spread on the all already greasy thing. Delicious but my cardiologist would not approve.
OMG That looks amazing. When I was a teen, we could get tenderloins that big at Hunts drive-in at the bottom of the hill on Farmington Road in Peoria, IL. YUMMMM
Mississippi is 39 percent black
Obesity amongst black women is 60% and men 40%
So you start out the gate with over 20 percent obesity in blacks alone
Throw in whites at 20 to 24 percent which is white national average and there you have it
It is cultural
Being fat for women is verboten in higher incomes
Common in less income regardless race
It’s that where everywhere
Thinnest is altitude states
Maybe three meals for me!
Cut off all Government Welfare.
They can change their definitions till the cows come home because being obese is not a good thing.
Good for you.
My city where I lived for 48 years used to regularly be named as one of America’s fattest cities. The most excellent Mexican Food was a real good reason why.
Nickname was ‘Fat Antonio’.
High fructose corn syrup.
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