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Friday, July 17, 2009

DragonFire Factoid: Oops, We Got Fatter As A Nation...AGAIN!

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and there’s no end in sight to this dangerous trend. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2007 25.6 percent of Americans were obese. But in 2008, it crept up to 26.1 percent.

There are six states that can dubiously boast the fact that over 30 percent of their citizens are obese: Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Colorado is the only state in which less than 20 percent of its citizens are not obese.


Merry said...

Even Colorado shouldn't get too complacent though. Their numbers have gone up too.

On the other hand, I've never been one for going with the crowd, so this is one more reason to get up off my chair and go work out. Maybe we can start a movement :)

Joy Winner-or-Whiner said...

THe story of my life is giving people these stats and showing them how not to be a part of them.

Bluegreen said...

:) Interesting and scary stastics!

I would hope you mean "Colorado is the only state in which less than 20 percent of its citizens ARE obese."
Otherwise we're pretty screwed as a nation....