This is a bit terrifying. America's weight problem is obvious -- 35 % of us are overweight or obese with a BMI greater than or equal to 30. Welcome to the United States of Bariatric Surgery. I call it.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)recently mapped out the percentage of obese Americans by state using 2011 data, finding that greater percentages of obese people tend to reside in the south.
- In fact, 34.9 percent of Mississippi residents were considered to be obese in 2011, making it the most obese state in America. Colorado, on the other hand, had the lowest percentage of obese citizens, at 20.7 percent.
- While this number falls far under the national average, not a single state had fewer than 20 percent obese residents.
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