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Colorado No Longer the Thinnest State

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Colorado no longer carries the distinction of being the thinnest state in the nation. It’s still thin, but there is a new leader.

According to gallup.com, Montana has taken over the top spot as the thinnest state in the country as Colorado drops to #2, with an obesity rate of 20.4% of the people.

By contrast, the fattest state in the country is Mississippi, where over one-third of the state is considered obese. It must be all of that fried chicken, corn bread, and Mississippi Mud Pie.

According to Gallup statistics, there are higher percentages of health problems in obese states compared to those at the bottom of the list. High levels of obesity lead to things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, and heart attacks.

So, the question I have is this. Does living in Colorado make you healthier, or is just the fact that a lot of healthy people live in this state? Maybe there is a health benefit to living at a high altitude. Maybe our obesity rate is going up now that more people are apparently smoking weed.

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