10 States With the Deadliest Eating Habits

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-02-14 10:59:12 -0600
Started 2011-02-11 09:43:39 -0600

Americans are fat and getting fatter by the year. Recent data reported in medical journal Lancet showed that BMI (Body Mass Index), a recognized measurement of obesity, is higher on average in America than in any other nation.


This trend toward poorer diets has caused obesity to be the most written-about health problem in the United States.

Fat Americans are more likely to have diabetes, coronary artery disease, strokes and certain forms of cancer.

Less well reported are links between obesity and dementia, obesity and postmenopausal estrogen receptors, and obesity and social status.

Thin people, apparently, are more likely to be chief executives and billionaires. The problem of obesity is so acute that the number of studies about its causes and solutions grows by the day.

The journal Health Affairs reported last year that overall obesity-related health spending reached $147 billion in the U.S., about double what it was a decade earlier.


Where does your state rank on this list?


6 replies

CaliKo 2011-02-14 10:59:12 -0600 Report

Relieved that Texas is not on the top 10… I don't know about the rural areas, but in the metroplexes, we have ample access to fresh fruits and vegetables. I am thankful for that as I eat an amazing variety every day.

realsis77 2011-02-14 10:45:10 -0600 Report

Wow what results! I didn't see california on the list but I'm sure obesity is a problem here as well. I've noticed when picking my daughter up from high school many many kids are overweight. Not at all like when I went to school. I wonder what can be done about this problem. I know my own daughter is also overweight. I try to get her to eat healthy she just won't do it! I make healthy meals but she only stays with me 50 percent of the time. The other 50 percent she's with her dad and I have no control over her food intake. Yes mays I agree obesity is a big problem.

MewElla 2011-02-11 12:11:33 -0600 Report

What a sad state we are in due to all the health problems, higher in our country than in any other.

vgarrison 2011-02-11 20:25:25 -0600 Report

so very true, and we have the highest medical costs as well…when will we start worrying about preventative medicine??

vgarrison 2011-02-11 11:05:12 -0600 Report

For the first time in years our generation is expected to live a shorter life span than our parents. This is directly linked to being overweight. Scary!!!

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