Mississippi was named the fat state in America for the third consecutive year.
In a new report prepared by WalletHub, the state of Magnolia was considered the worst in terms of the percentage of adults and children who are overweight, have high blood pressure, and are physically inactive.
Mississippi was followed by states in the southern United States: West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Colorado was again the top US state, followed by two other states (Utah and Hawaii) and two in the east (Massachusetts and District of Columbia).
RANKING: THE FATTEST STATES IN AMERICA FROM 1 TO 51
THE TOP 10 FATTEST STATES …
2. West Virginia
8. South Carolina
… AND THE BOTTOM 10 LEAST FAT STATES
5th District of Columbia
To achieve its results, WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia in three key dimensions: obesity and obesity, health consequences, and nutrition and fitness.
The study looked at several categories, including the proportion of obese adults and children, projected diabetes cases by 2030, the rate of heart disease, per capita fast food restaurants and the proportion of physically inactive adults.
After examining the regulations of each city, the researchers gave marks of 100, with a higher rating meaning a worse rating.
Colorado earned 44.35 points out of 100, while Mississippi scored 72.97 points out of 100 points.
Obesity and overweight prevalence
In 2016, 71 percent of adults in Mississippi were overweight or obese, while in Colorado, only about 22.6 percent of adults are overweight or obeae
Mississippi had the highest proportion of obese adults, Connecticut had the lowest at 22.6 percent.
In 2016, 71 percent of adults in Mississippi were overweight or obese, according to a report from the State Department of Health.
According to experts, the high rate of obesity is due to several reasons, including more low-educated adults in the South, access to health care, insurance and health education compared to the Northeast.
Mississippi also had the highest rate of obese children at 26.1 percent, while New Hampshire was the lowest at 9.8 percent
Mississippi also had the highest rate of obese children, while New Hampshire had the lowest.
Last month, a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, while the rate of New Hampshire fell 9.8 percent below the national average, of Mississippi 26.1 percent above the national average.
Childhood obesity rates have tripled since the 1970s, with one in five children in the US and 14 percent of children between the ages of two and four being affected.
Childhood childhood obesity is now the number one parent in the US surpassing drug use and smoking.
Obesity at such an age can increase the risk of various health problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke as well as the risk of obesity in adulthood.
Mississippi also came first when the highest percentage of adults with high blood pressure and more than 40 percent were battling the disease
Mississippi also had the highest percentage of adults with high blood pressure, with more than 40 percent battling the disease.
Persistent high blood pressure can increase the risk of a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.
Minnesota reached the lowest percentage of adults with high blood pressure at 26.3 percent.
For the adults who have hypertension in Northern Star State, health officials say most of them are in control.
In 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health reported that 79 percent of adults took medications prescribed by their doctor to lower their blood pressure.
FOOD AND FITNESS
Arkansas was named the state with the highest proportion of physically inactive adults, while Colorado had the lowest
When it came to the highest percentage of physically inactive adults, Arkansas was at the top, and apart from New Jersey, every other state in the south also sank.
The state does not need physical education time in high schools, it does not regulate any standard for the schools where it is taught – probably behaviors that last into adulthood.
In the meantime, Colorado was at the top of the lowest percentage, and every state followed, apart from the District of Columbia, to the west.
Several studies have shown that lack of physical activity can increase the risk of certain cancers, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
Exercise can also help to reduce anxiety and depression.
This is because physical activity produces endorphins, hormones in the body that act as natural painkillers.
In addition, the southern states had the highest percentage of adults with high cholesterol, with Alabama ranking first.
This is probably due to the southern diet, which consists of familiar dishes such as fried chicken and waffles, groats, buttermilk biscuits, corn bread, sweet tea, mashed potatoes and various cakes.
A mix of Scottish, Irish, African, Indian and Caribbean influences. The food evolved from a culture of family gatherings, with a large portion of pampering, warming dishes at the table.