Troubling Weight Trend

The latest obesity statistics demonstrate that too many Americans continue to slide down a slippery slope toward a poorer quality of life and many otherwise preventable conditions like heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Thirty-nine states now have 25% or more of their population classified as obese.

As recently as twenty years ago, not one state had over 15% obesity, and now the lowest rate is 19.8% in Colorado, the only state currently under twenty percent. Mississippi continues to hold the top position, with 34.4% of their citizens considered obese. These number don’t even count those who would be thought of as “overweight,” but only those who meet the clinical definition of obesity, having a body mass index of 30 or more. (To find your body mass index, or BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared — it roughly translates to about thirty pounds or more overweight, or someone five-foot-nine weighing 203 pounds or more.)

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