U.S. Obesity Rate Ticks Up to 27.1% in 2013

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Which U.S. states are the most obese?

Obese people are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mississippi replaces West Virginia as the most obese state in the U.S.

That's according to the 2013 Gallup Well-Being poll, which lists obesity rates for each state.

Mississippi topped the list with an estimated 35.4% of its residents considered to be obese. Montana's 19.6% rate was the lowest.

Overall, the national obesity rate increased to just over 27%, while those considered to be morbidly obese reached an all-time high of 3.8%.

The report also found those living in the top ten obese states are most likely to suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, or high blood pressure.

For more information, go to http://www.gallup.com/poll/167651/obesity-rate-ticks-2013.aspx


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