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2016's Fattest States in America List Draws Attention to Obesity

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Mississippi tops 2016's Fattest States in America list released by WalletHub. (Edwardgerges/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 02 Nov 2016 11:44 AM

A list of 2016’s Fattest States in America compiled by personal finance website WalletHub sheds light on the nation's obesity epidemic.

Mississippi tops the list, which evaluated the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 17 indicators of weight-related problems, such as percentage of adults and children who are overweight and obese, and sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents, WalletHub reported.

According to a report released last year by JAMA Internal Medicine, more than three quarters of American adults are either overweight or obese, and the number of obese people has surpassed those who are overweight.

Obesity-related medical treatment costs Americans as much as $315.8 billion each year, ValueWalk.com noted.

In recent years, many new programs and products have surfaced to raise awareness of the overweight and obesity issue in America and to encourage people to do something about it.

Despite the recent efforts, new statistics published by the Physical Activity Council suggest that past efforts haven’t been strong or effective enough to turn the momentum on this issue, WalletHub noted.

In 2015, more than 80 million Americans participated in no activities geared toward keeping them active, which has been one of the leading causes of obesity among other things like “genetics, emotional instability and sleeplessness,” the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute noted.

Here is WalletHub's ranking of 2016’s Fattest States in America.

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Arkansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Tennessee
  6. West Virginia
  7. South Carolina
  8. Alabama
  9. Texas
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Delaware
  12. Indiana
  13. Arizona
  14. North Dakota
  15. New Mexico
  16. Georgia
  17. Michigan
  18. Ohio
  19. Kansas
  20. Missouri
  21. North Carolina
  22. Iowa
  23. Illinois
  24. Nebraska
  25. Maine
  26. Wisconsin
  27. Maryland
  28. New Hampshire
  29. Alaska
  30. Florida
  31. Pennsylvania
  32. District of Columbia
  33. Minnesota
  34. Nevada
  35. South Dakota
  36. Virginia
  37. Washington
  38. Vermont
  39. Wyoming
  40. Rhode Island
  41. New York
  42. Idaho
  43. Oregon
  44. California
  45. Montana
  46. Connecticut
  47. Hawaii
  48. Massachusetts
  49. New Jersey
  50. Colorado
  51. Utah

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