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Texas Ranked Among The Fattest States In US In 2018

Everything continues to get bigger in Texas, including its citizens. A new Wallethub analysis has ranked as the 1oth fattest state in the country. The analysis, which was released Tuesday, compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across three dimensions; obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food and fitness.

These were 25 metrics, which included the share of overweight adults, the share of adults eating less than one serving of vegetables per day, and fast food restaurants per capita. The raw data was collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, and the National Conference of State Legislatures and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, among other places.

More than seven in 10 US adults aged 20 and older are overweight or obese. "Wallethub stated. "So prevalent has America's obesity problem grown that the weight-loss industry continues to expand." In 2017, the US weight loss and the control market was valued at $ 66 billion, The U.S. Spends in total almost $ 200 billion in annual health care costs related to obesity. "

Texas ranked second for the highest percent of obese children in the country, behind Mississippi, which was the worst state overall.

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