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These Are The U.S.’s Most Obese States
Obesity rates are increasing in six states and decreasing in exactly zero, according to the new annual report released from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The six states whose rates increased in the last year include Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Wyoming.
Mississippi and West Virginia were tied for the most obese state, with obesity rates at 35.1%. Of the ten most obese states, nine of them are in the South–a new map released by the Centers for Disease Control using the same data shows the geographic distribution of obesity.