United States of Obesity: CDC map reveals at least 20% of EVERY state is clinically overweight
More than 20 percent of adults are obese in every state in America, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In five states - Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and West Virginia - more than 35 percent of residents are morbidly overweight.
And 20 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have a rate between 30 and 35 percent.
The figures, released on Thursday, are a damning sign that public health efforts to improve nutrition and fitness aren't fixing the problem.
Colorado had the lowest rate, which was still a staggeringly high 22.3 percent, up... read more
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