Obesity Update – 2009/7/10

People in nearly half of states (23) gained weight last year. Mississippi is the fattest state – with one-in-three (32.5%) adults officially obese.  It's followed by Alabama (31.2%), West Virginia (31.1%) and Tennessee (30.2%). Colorado (18.9%) is the fittest state, followed by Massachusetts (21.2%) and Connecticut (21.3%).

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  1. Joe S. says:

    Why not? Someone else is going to pay the medical bills, and it’s going to get worse under Obama Care.

  2. Ken says:

    Under Kennedy’s plan there is very little room to give people financial incentives to improve their health habits.

  3. Linda Gorman says:

    Gee, are any of these figures corrected for the fact that the American population is aging and that people normally gain some weight as they get older? Or for demographic change or income? Overweight is correlated with race and inversely related to income.

    Nope, just another “bad, bad, bad Americans” mommy government has to come in and set you bad people straight.

  4. Bruce says:

    See my comment to the Hits and Misses above.