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Old 03-05-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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America's two greatest states continue to battle it out for accolades.

Perhaps British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's lessons are taking hold in Huntington.

Mississippi steals West Virginia's crown as fattest state in the U.S. with more than ONE IN THREE obese | Mail Online


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Mississippi has overtaken West Virginia to take the dubious honour of America's fattest state - with more than one in three residents clinically obese.

The southern state had the highest obesity rate in the U.S. in 2013, at 35.4 per cent, while Montana has the lowest rate, at 19.6 per cent.

According to research from Gallup, from 2010 through 2012, West Virginia had the highest obesity rate nationwide, while Colorado had the lowest.

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Old 03-05-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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The numbers are still shamefully high across the entire nation. About 1 in 4 fall into the obese category. I hope it improves with future generations or we are doomed as a country.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:06 AM
 
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We can't just let Mississippi get away with this. Vigilance! I'm going to start taking brownies for my coworkers every day. If you all do your parts, we'll be winning again this time next year, and hopefully by a wide margin.

EDIT: Flawed logic - many WV'ians don't work...
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:27 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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I read an article several months ago from the University of Alabama at Birmingham that the obesity rates the CDC uses are based on telephone surveys. When actual data is evaluated, the most obese part of the country is the midwestern part, especially Nebraska, Kansas, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin. It seems like what is being reported is different than what the actual numbers indicate.

According to the article, the midwest is the most obese part of the country, followed by the southeast, northeast, and the west.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:25 AM
 
Location: ADK via WV
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Atleast we beat Mississippi State in football last time we played!
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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I read an article several months ago from the University of Alabama at Birmingham that the obesity rates the CDC uses are based on telephone surveys. When actual data is evaluated, the most obese part of the country is the midwestern part, especially Nebraska, Kansas, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin. It seems like what is being reported is different than what the actual numbers indicate.

According to the article, the midwest is the most obese part of the country, followed by the southeast, northeast, and the west.
What a terrible way to determine facts about someone's health -- call them up and ask them to be honest. Give me a break. If that is the case, then perhaps this study actually just says that WV'ians and MS'ians are vying to be the most honest state.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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As a guy that travels alot, I'm going to say all those numbers are LOWER then they actually are.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:10 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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We can't just let Mississippi get away with this. Vigilance! I'm going to start taking brownies for my coworkers every day. If you all do your parts, we'll be winning again this time next year, and hopefully by a wide margin.

EDIT: Flawed logic - many WV'ians don't work...
OK You need to send me some... I guessing I didn't eat enough Hi Cal foods!!

Being at eye leval of most peoples butts! I can tell you my area of WV has mostly skinny butts & Folks that don't know how to use a Belt!
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:22 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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What a terrible way to determine facts about someone's health -- call them up and ask them to be honest. Give me a break. If that is the case, then perhaps this study actually just says that WV'ians and MS'ians are vying to be the most honest state.

Nobody ever called me and asked if I were fat.
They might have tried and got a busy signal, I was probably on the phone talking to Pizza Hut.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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America's two greatest states continue to battle it out for accolades.

Perhaps British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's lessons are taking hold in Huntington.

Mississippi steals West Virginia's crown as fattest state in the U.S. with more than ONE IN THREE obese | Mail Online
Why don't you do us all a favor and take your dog and pony show back to the Pittsburgh forum? Imagine a city where there is so little going on that its resident troll has to lurk on the boards of a neighboring state for amusement.
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