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Texas Named 11th Fattest State In America

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Amy Walters

Everything is bigger in Texas….but the biggest people can be found in another Southern state.

If you speak to a person from almost any other country, they will tell you how Americans like everything bigger. Our cars are bigger, houses are bigger and even are waistlines are bigger. Obesity-related health costs cost Americans an average of almost $200 billion dollars. The CDC also reports that 7 out of 10 U.S. adults over 20 years old are considered overweight or obese.

Americans do love to eat, but which regions like to eat the most? Personal finance website WalletHub decided to look at all 50 states to see which state had the fattest Americans. They looked at 19 key metrics including percentage of overweight and obese adults and children, as well as medical issues like cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure and more.

In the report, the Lone Star state came in as the 11th fattest state. Here are the statistics where Texas came in on the report:

Obesity & Overweight Problem in Texas (1=Fattest; 25=Avg.)

  • 13th – % of Overweight Adults
  • 10th – % of Obese Adults
  • 2nd – % of Obese Children
  • 9th – % of Physically Inactive Adults
  • 14th – % of Adults with High Cholesterol
  • 28th – % of Adults Eating Less than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
  • 17th – % of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
  • 25th – % of Adults with Hypertension

Read more about this report at the WalletHub website.

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