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WalletHub ranks states fattest to thinnest

Nevada ranked at No. 36
Posted at 8:45 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 11:45:43-05

WalletHub has released its list of fattest states for 2019 and Nevada is not one of them.

"Fat" is becoming the new norm in the United States. Latest figures indicate 7 in 10 U.S. adults ages 20 and older are overweight or obese. Also, the number of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese has also increased drastically.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key metrics, including highest and lowest percentage of overweight adults and children; cholesterol levels; consumption of vegetables and sugary drinks; obesity-related death rates; fast food restaurants per capita; number of salad bars in schools; and fitness centers per capita.

The Top 10 fattest states are:

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

The least 5 fattest or thinnest states are:

47. California
48. Connecticut
49. Massachusetts
50. Colorado
51. Utah

Nevada was ranked the 36th fattest state.