The United States of Obesity

For the fifth year running, Mississippi clinched yet another unwanted distinction of being the fattest state of 2010. A whopping 70% of Mississippians are overweight, with more than 33% of them being downright obese.

The skinniest state is Colorado, but if you read the statistics closely, the news isn't so great: more than 55% of Coloradans are overweight, and nearly one in five are obese.

Link | Why are Americans so fat? The reason is obvious.


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As a Mississippi native (tho I no longer live there), isn't it great to always be first on obesity, teen pregnancies, worst salaries, suicides, etc...:(((((
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P.S. Come on, Tennessee! We're tied for second; everybody have another slab of Memphis-style ribs and I'm sure we can catch up with our neighbors to the south!
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Factoidial, those seem to be the countries where the highest percentage of the population is obese. For comparison's sake, here are the countries where the highest percentage of the population is overweight (i.e., not as serious as "obese"), according to this article:

1. American Samoa
2. Kiribati
3. USA
4. Germany
5. Egypt
6. Bosnia-Herzegovina
7. New Zealand
8. Israel
9. Croatia
10. United Kingdom
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