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Tennessee the fourth fattest state?

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Source: WalletHub

In yet another state-ranking index, the Volunteer State lands in a less-than-desirable spot as the fourth fattest state in the U.S.

Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study reveals more than three-quarters of American adults today are either overweight or obese. 

And for the first time in history, the number of obese people has surpassed that of the overweight.

WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics to pinpoint where the weight problem is most prevalent and encourage Americans to re-evaluate their lifestyles.

With the holidays approaching, there’s time to make some lifestyle, eating and exercise changes to turn the tide for next year.

The Top Ten Fattest States:

  1. Mississippi    
  2. Louisiana
  3. West Virginia
  4. Tennessee
  5. South Carolina
  6. Arkansas
  7. Kentucky
  8. Alabama
  9. Oklahoma
  10. North Dakota
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