On list of fattest states, Colorado fares quite well

Wednesday, 08 Nov, 2017

WalletHub released its list of "2017's Fattest States in America", with MS coming out on top.

A new study by WalletHub has determined OH is the 13th fattest state in America. The study by WalletHub examines three areas-the number of obese and overweight people in each state; health consequences; and food and fitness. MS topped the list, while Colorado had the lowest obesity score.

WalletHub compared 19 metrics, ranging from share of overweight and obese population to sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents to obesity-related health care costs.

The bottom five marking the the healthiest-ranked states include Colorado, Massachusetts, Utah, Hawaii and Montana.

According to the Centers for Disease and Control, seven out of every 10 American adults are overweight, and nearly 40 percent are obese.

Earlier this year, Columbia was ranked 11th among the country's fattest cities and Greenville trailed at No. 12.

The report breaks down which states have the most obese children, the highest percent of physically inactive adults, and the highest percent of adults with type 2 diabetes.

According to WalletHub, Americans collectively spend almost $200 billion per year on obesity-related health costs.