How Fat Is Louisiana?
Louisiana is still looking a little beefy these days. The latest stats on obesity in the states has just been released. Find out our bottom line…..right here.
Louisiana is 5th on the list. Our obesity rate has jumped to 31% from 17% in 1995. Arkansas is 9th on the list….Texas is 12th. Which state tops the list: Mississippi claims the title for the sixth consecutive year. In general, states in the West and New England rank lowest in the fattest states rankings, while states in the South and the Rust Belt tend to rank highest. Colorado repeats as the slimmest state, despite an increase in obesity of 0.7 percent over three years. The District of Colombia was the second slimmest state, changing places with Connecticut.