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"The state with the highest prevalence of self-reported obesity: West Virginia, where 38.1% of adults were obese. ConsumerProtect also highlights that this goes hand in hand with the fact that West Virginia also has “the highest diabetes rate in the country and ranks poorly on other health metrics that often accompany obesity.”

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Mississippi lands the No. 2 spot on the obesity index, with 37.3%. It too has other accompanying factors including the lowest life expectancy, the second lowest level of people who report no exercise and the highest rate of people who eat less than one piece of fruit a day.

On the flip side, Colorado has the lowest levels of obesity at less than 23%. “The proximity to beautiful outdoors and better eating habits in Colorado result in the lowest BMI scores in the country among its citizens. Hawaii, the state with the highest life span in the country, has the third lowest obesity rate in the country. On average, people in Hawaii live 6.5 years longer than those in Mississippi,” ConsumerProtect writes.

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One thing that’s important to point out is that there are costs — both individual and societal — to America’s obesity epidemic. One study found that obese people face medical costs that are more than $1,400 per year higher than those who are at a healthier weight; another estimate put that number at about $2,700. They’re also more likely than normal weight people to earn less, another study found." (More)
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