Fattest states: Where does Michigan rank?

Posted at 1:27 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 13:28:26-04

A lot can be said about obesity in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a report from JAMA Internal Medicine found that more than three quarters of American adults are either overweight or obese.

According to WalletHub, this is the first time in history that the number of obese people has surpassed that of the overweight.

To look into this in more detail, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 17 key indicators of weight-related problems. These range from “percentage of adults and children who are overweight and obese,” to “sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents.”

WalletHub’s report states that in 2015, about 81.6 million Americans were completely inactive. In Addition to other factors like genetics, emotional instability and sleeplessness, lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of obesity.

So, where does Michigan Rank?

Well, we may not have topped their list of “2016 Fattest States in America,” but we did rank in the top 20, sitting at No. 17. We are right above Ohio, and just below Georgia.

Want to learn more and see where the other states rank? Well, just click hereto see the findings.