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Colorado named least overweight state in the country

Colorado named least overweight state in the country
Posted at 12:50 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 14:58:33-05

DENVER – It’s not often that being on the bottom of a list is a good thing, but in this case, it is.

Colorado ranked last on WalletHub’s list of the “fattest” states in the country.

The ranking mirrors other reports that list Colorado as the least overweight state, though a report from earlier this year found the state’s obesity rate is rapidly rising.

WalletHub’s list took into account more than just obesity statistics, however. The site’s analysts also looked at things like rates of high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes, access to healthy food and the number of fitness centers per capita, among others.

Based on those factors, Mississippi came out on top of the list of “fattest” states, followed by several others in the South.

Here are WalletHub’s 10 most overweight states:

1.    Mississippi
2.    West Virginia
3.    Tennessee
4.    Arkansas
5.    Louisiana
6.    Kentucky
7.    Alabama
8.    Oklahoma
9.    South Carolina
10.    Indiana

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