Is Your State One of the Fattest States In The Country?

WalletHub has just come out with their list of the “Fattest” states in the country. Mississippi was named the fattest, ranking number one for Obesity & Overweight Prevalence, and number two for Health Consequences. The site also revealed the top comfort foods in each state. 

WalletHub set out to determine the “Fattest” states in the country, looking at each state on a variety of factors including share of obese and overweight population, to obesity-related health care costs, sugary beverage consumption and more.

The Top Ten “Fattest” States In The Country

(Click here for the complete list)


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The study also looked at the most popular comfort foods in each state and that could give some insight into why so many Americans in certain parts of the country are heavy. Favorite foods include (click here for the entire list)

Alabama – Fried Green Tomatoes

Iowa – Loose Meat Sandwiches

Kentucky – Hot Browns

Mississippi – Mud Pie

Missouri – Fried Raviolis

New York - Buffalo Wings

Oklahoma -Chicken Fried Steak

South Carolina – Shrimp and Grits

Wisconsin – Fried Cheese Curds

Source: WalletHub

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