(Mirror Daily, United States) – Two new studies have been performed regarding which state has the most obese people and The Magnolia State has won, so congratulations, Mississippi! You’re the fattest! Again!
For the two studies, criteria such as body mass index, physical exercise, health problems caused by being overweight and intake of fats and sugar, were taken into consideration when trying to asses which state has it the worst.
Unfortunately it was Mississippi again, while Louisiana and West Virginia come in second and third. At the complete opposite stands Hawaii, which has now been dubbed the state with the fittest and slimmer people. Close to it stand Colorado, New Jersey, Utah and Massachusetts.
Mississippi and West Virginia are the two states most affected by obesity distribution, while Nevada and Alaska are home the most overweight locals. Mississippi and North Carolina hold the crown at childhood obesity, while North Dakota and Louisiana have the most obese children.
The studies also show that, usually, the slimmest people are found in those states that are nearer to the coast.
Stunningly enough, not only is Mississippi the fattest state, but it’s the fattest one for the tenth year in a row. More than that, another related study shows how three quarters of the people in America are overweight, most of which are already obese. This means that we have more obese people, with a body mass index of over 30, than overweight people, with a body mass index between 25 and 29.
As far as causes go, they have been discussed and debated over and over and the most common of them are the preference for a sedentary lifestyle, lack of sports, preference for unhealthy, fat and sugar filled foods. Figures show that a staggering 83 million Americans are completely inactive. That was in 2014 and that number has increased dangerously since 2007.
As far as unhealthy diets go, West Virginia comes first, second is Louisiana and third is Mississippi.
Curiously enough, Mississippi ranks third in the top three winners of the Miss America contest, having won it 4 times. Hawaii only won it twice.
Louisiana, who is the second fattest state after Mississippi, has never won a Miss America competition. And guess what, neither did West Virginia, the third runner up in the fattest competition. Miss America started in 1921 and is run by the Miss America Organization, a not-for-profit organization, which has famously developed the “Miss America Scholarship Program”.
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