Thursday, July 7, 2011

With all that weight, how can the South Rise Again?

Image: Obese person (© Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters)
Is this what passes for a "Perfect Fit" nowadays??

From Reigbert

With the exception of Michigan, the 10 most obese states are in the South. The Northeast and West reported the lowest obesity rates. In addition, in eight states, more than 10 percent of adults suffer from type 2 diabetes, according to the report.

Mississippi, where 34.4 percent of the people are obese, has the highest obesity rate. Other states with obesity rates above 30 percent include: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Thirty-eight other states have obesity rates above 25 percent.

For the second year in a row, obesity rates rose in Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Rhode Island and Texas. And, for the third year straight, more residents of Florida, Kansas, Maine, Oklahoma and Vermont tipped the scale toward obesity.

Colorado, with an obesity rate of 19.8 percent, is the only state where the rate is less than 20 percent, the investigators found.


  1. Thank you for not quoting Men's Health! Just say NO to any of the MH top 10 lists :).

  2. I'm trying to ween myself off of french fries again. Pizza, however, I will never give up.


  3. Men's Health is accurate more often than not.