How fat is your state

Alabama remained in second place, while Tennessee dropped from last year’s tie with Alabama down to fourth place. West Virginia rose from fourth place last year to third place this year. Kentucky rose from last year’s seventh place to tie with last year’s fifth fattest state, Louisiana.Although Mississippi took first place in 2011 based on the three-year average used in the rankings, both its one-year overweight and its one-year obesity percentages fell in comparison to the previous year, while Alabama’s one-year figures rose. If this trend continues, Alabama may displace Mississippi as the fattest state within two years.

via Mississippi is the fattest state for 6th straight year, Colorado still leanest, Rhode Island getting fatter, Alaska slimmer.

The south still rides strong on the fat scale, because we eat like we’re hard-working farmers when, by and large, we aren’t anymore.

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