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Friday August 6, 2010

More than One in Four Illinoisans Obese

There are 72 Million people in America that are obese. This number increased from 2007 to 2009 by 2.4 million. This study looked at the number of obese people in each state and compared it to the overall population.


The Trimmest States in the Union:

  • 1.)  Colorado           Obese 18.6% 
    2.) District of Columbia     Obese 19.7%
    3.) Connecticut             Obese 20.6%
    4.) Massachusetts         Obese 21.4%
    5.) Hawaii                 Obese 22.3%

  • 26.) Illinois                 Obese 26.5%

    The Fattest States in the Union:

  • 1.) Mississippi               Obese 34.4%
    2.) Louisiana                     Obese   33%
    3.) Tennessee                   Obese 32.3%
    4.) Kentucky                     Obese 31.5%
    5.) Oklahoma                     Obese 31.1%

  • 24.) Illinois                     Obese 26.5%


    Is your bowl ½ empty or ½ full?  While Illinois is almost smack in the middle, these results indicate we should all be eating organic, climbing mountains, and definitely staying away from that delicious pan dulce!


    See the full states listing here.

     

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