These Are America’s Fattest States

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According toa new report, one third of U.S. adults are obese along with one in six children.

The research was conducted by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and, as Statista’s Nial McCarthy explains, it found that theadult obesity rateexceeded 35 percent in five states, 30 percent in 25 states and 25 percent in 46 states.

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest rate of obesity at 37.7 percent, followed closely by Mississippi with 37.3 percent. Alabama and Arkansas jointly round off the top three with 35.7 percent each.

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Back in 2000, no U.S. state had an obesity rate higher than 25 percent.

As bad asthe obesity epidemicis, the report also found that rates are starting to stabilize and actually decline in some places. Colorado, Minnesota, Washington and West Virginia all…

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