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The Fattest States in America

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The Fattest States in America

More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese, and more than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health. More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese. A report from JAMA Internal Medicine even found that, for the first time in history, the number of obese people has surpassed that of the overweight. The following list is based on latest research and analysis of overall, adult and high school obesity done by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and WalletHub, a data and statistics website. A recent review by 24/7 Wall St. has also been taken into account. The Top 15 almost always include the same states; they only slightly vary in ranking positions.  

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