Do You Live In One Of America’s Fattest States? [SLIDESHOW]

By Amir Khan on August 14, 2012 1:00 PM EDT

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Do You Live In One Of America’s Fattest States? [SLIDESHOW]

 

America's waistline is expanding -- more than 35 percent of U.S. adults, 78 million people, are obese, and according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the majority of those people reside in the south.

Obesity comes with a host of medical problems. An obese person's annual medical cost is $2,700 higher, in 2005 dollars, than a non-obese person, according to a recent study. In 2010 dollars, the last year data is available, that is equivalent to almost $3,000.

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In 1985, no state had an obesity rate higher than 14 percent. By 2010, no state had an obesity rate lower than 20 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Do you live in one of the fattest states? Click through the slideshow to find out.

 

 

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