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Obesity Trends per CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html

You can check out the progress of America's increasing BMI by state, since 1985, on this govt page. The South leads the charge.


Colorado is the Rocky Mountain holdout but they are sliding too.

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bobby1933
Feb. 6th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
There are no "blue" states! Colorado people are the thinnest in the country. Obesity in the "rust belt" and in the South may be related to poverty? Nevada, i attribute to "life style" the other "red" states are a puzzle to me. Perhaps,as one doctor has suggested, BMI (and therefore obesity) is only an indirect and fallible indicator of poor health.
liveonearth
Feb. 6th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
BMI is actually not a reliable indicator of obesity either, as people who are heavily muscled are considered overweight or obese when in fact they may just be strong. So it is a vague indicator at best.

Still, if you go to the side and let it scroll through the years (1985 to 2010) the trend is steady and nationwide: we're getting heavier relative to our height, and I for one don't see a trend toward more muscle.
bobby1933
Feb. 6th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
scrolling
Thanks for the heads up. That's incredible!!
Now even Colorado has gone "yellow."
liveonearth
Feb. 6th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Re: scrolling
Yep, no blue left. We be fatties.
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