The new weight statistics are out, and the results aren’t too promising.
Obesity rates have increased in 31 states over the past 12 months, and not a single state’s obesity numbers have declined since last year.
Mississippi now “boasts” 30% of its adult population as obese (note: this is not the same as overweight; obese indicates a much higher body mass index).
What really surprised me was that Colorado, the state with thelowestpercentage of obese adults, clocks in at 17.6%!
Consider that figure in the global context:
Percentage of Obese Adults Per Country
Japan: 2.9%Korea: 3.2%Switzerland: 7.7%Italy: 8.6%Denmark: 9.5%
Ironically enough, the United States is also the country with the world’s largest diet industry. Hmmmm….
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