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Here’s a look at the top 10 fattest states in the U.S. For the full list, click here.

  • Mississippi
  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Oklahoma
  • Louisiana
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Ohio

Obesity is dangerous. It is associated with health conditions, namely heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer and stroke.

According to Harvard, in 1990, obese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states. By 2010, 36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher.

Per CDC, the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

From CDC

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

What can you do?

  • Choose your plate carefully.
  • Eat less. Exercise more.
  • Avoid sugary drinks
  • Keep a food diary

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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