(KKTV) - A study titled "The Most Obese States in America" found Colorado is the least obese state in the United States.
The complications associated with obesity are tragic and expensive and they have a direct effect on all consumers in a number of ways," Michael Bennet, a contributor to Consumer Protect, wrote. "Excess weight relative to one’s height is medically linked with early death, heart disease, diabetes, and practically all maladies. Across pretty much all cultures across the globe, obesity is associated with early death."
ConsumerProtect.com released the study on Tuesday after analyzing data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The study examined obesity, exercise and healthy eating habits. Colorado ranked number 51 out of the states for percent of adults who are obese, including the District of Columbia. The study pulls numbers from the year 2017.
At number one on the list was West Virginia, with about 38.1 percent of adults being considered obese. Colorado only has 22.6 percent of adults who are considered obese.
According to ConsumerProtect.com, obesity is a rapidly growing epidemic. The national average states 30.1 percent of adults are obese. The website goes on to state a person is obese when their Body Mass Indicator is more than 30.
Some highlights of the study for Colorado include:
·Lack of Exercise: 19.5% of adult residents do zero physical leisure activity. Ranking them No. 50 in the country.
·Unhealthy Eating: 33.0% of adults east less than one fruit per day. Ranking them No. 39 in the country.
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