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Date: 11/11/10 08:17 PM

208 Responses to Obesity In The USA, State By State [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    Link: Obesity In The USA, State By State - Now this is why your fat, America. On that note, there are surprises on both ends of the scale.
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    parkm Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    GODDAMNIT MISSISSIPPI.
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    5405841 Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    See? Florida isn`t so bad.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    :) My state is skinny...
  5. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    Ah, so it tells us that southern states have great food.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    texas got owned
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    Noggin01 Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    A map is why we`re fat? Isn`t that kind of pushing it?
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    D.C. is not a state
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    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    Actually I see no surprises here.
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    bmg09 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    favorite part is the side add on my page is the "livingsocial" cupcake... lol.
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    iGamer Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    It always starts in the south then spreads up north and then over to the west, i have no idea how Colorado avoids the wave
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    I went to Montana for a week and lost like 2 pounds even though our food was cooked by an awesome chef.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    Which scale is used to calculate this?

    If it is the BMI (body mass index) then you can be ripped, with a body fat of 1%, but still be obese because you are 6`0" with 220 LBS of muscle.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    "Ah, so it tells us that southern states have great food."

    THIS!!!

    Biscuits and gravy mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    I dunno know about this. Contrary to the surfer/outdoor image. I see an awfully lot of heavy set Hawaiians where I live.
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    Shnard-dog Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    I got hungry just looking at that.
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    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    Go Rhode Island!
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    YoungOola Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    Oh Mississippi...
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    It`s settled, I`m moving to Colorado once I`m outta college. I need to be around my kind.
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    Liz4187 Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    19.1% is the best we can do for a low obesity rate! Yikes!
  21. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    It`s settled, I`m moving to Colorado once I`m outta college. I need to be around my kind.
    ------------------------

    sorry.. thats american bullcrap.. did you only see the shiny colors or did you see the numbers too? green, in this case only means "better"... not good.

    see colorado vs. the others.. colorado has 19%.. we can assume thats every 5th person. Now most of the other states have around 25% or slightly more.. thats every 4th person.. you see it already? every 4th person versus every 5th person? not a big damn deal... graph suggests otherwise by using fancy colors like red for "danger" and green for "everything ok".. while in the green areas it`s NOT ok too.. just slightly better
  22. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    In Alaska`s defense, they need the body fat to keep warm.
  23. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    wouldn`t it be more correct to rate each state by average BMI? This isn`t "which is the fattest state" this is "which state has more fat people".
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    "Ah, so it tells us that southern states have great food."

    When a Southern woman gets famous for calling bacon grease "bacon seasoning" and spreads it over a head of lettuce, that means something is horribly awry in the nutrition field.
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    Acemandude Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    Hell yeah colorado. Feels good to be living in the best state.
  26. Profile photo of Rawrandmer
    Rawrandmer Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    But...I was told Corpus Christi, Texas is the fattest city in America...?
  27. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    "wouldn`t it be more correct to rate each state by average BMI?"

    BMI is misleading.

    Say a person in 6`0" with 1% body fat, but weighs 220 and is ripped with muscle. Perfectly healthy, but considered obese using BMI.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    @nido:

    But bacon grease is a beverage isn`t it?
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    garbug Male 50-59
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    your and you`re ("...this is why your fat,America.")are not the same thing.I am so sick with the acceptence of idiocy and apathy toward education.I applaud the Europeons who know our (not are) language and how to spell common words and know their(there,they`re,thier,or thar-whatever)correct usage.
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    mitha Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    just so we can sort out this whole "americans are fat" business, is a similar graph available for europe? Or even maybe Japan?
  31. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    auburnjunky

    too much muscle isn`t healthy at all, you know? It may look healthy but muscle alone just isn`t. Ask your doc
  32. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    @garbug

    Being from europe, I have to ask you to not call us "Europeons".. we`re not peons.
  33. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    HAHAHA Garbug got owned.

    Don`t correct people when you fail at the same thing.
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    chimion Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    all the yummy food are located on the brown red map lol
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    mitha Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Sorry for the doublepost...

    Found this:
    http://tinyurl.com/2uegskv
  36. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    @cory:

    That may be, but it`s still considered obese when your weight and height don`t match, and that`s misleading. Someone may be stacked with muscle, and have no fat, but it is still called obese by these numbers.
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    IchBinErica Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    hell yeah lightning metabolisms!
  38. Profile photo of muzloviti
    muzloviti Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    Go Colorado. Way to represent.
  39. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    Gravy, auburn?

    No... try butter.
  40. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    So I just looked it up, and Utah is the only state in the union that is not classified as overweight by average body mass index with an average BMI of 24.68%. I think that is why they chose to use percent obese instead. For BMI averages, the winner (er... loser) is Louisiana, with an average of 27.1%. That is overweight, but not obese, as obese is >30%.
  41. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    I agree on that, but ut`s just a matter of naming it right. How about replacing the word "obese" with "unhealthy height-mass-ratio" ? Suddenly it seems correct if you ask me.

    Seeing that the BMI was designed for fat people (of which I am one, so no offense intended in that choice of words), I can`t blame the creators for using the word obese.
    It`s not the system that is incorrect, it`s the naming of the "statuses".

    But I`m not an expert on that field :)
  42. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    Seastone, just a minor flaw, but BMI has nothing to do with percentages :) a BMI is "20" for example, not "20%"

    Not meant to be mean, just saying in case you didn`t know or confused it or something. ;-)
  43. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    @corydoras87
    Get off your high horse, Europe is nearly as bad.

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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    Wow Mississippi!
  45. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Volsunga, did I state anything else anywhere?
  46. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Fatties FTW!
  47. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    @AuburnJunky
    Only if you use the extremely rough estimate of dividing weight by height. Real BMI measurements measure your fat percentage by a series of tests such as the "pinch test" and, if they want to be really exact, buoyancy tests.
  48. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    @CoryDoras
    sorry, the main page is updating slowly, I was referring to your response to Aquaman.
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    Hightech90 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    The excuse for the southern states is the types of food they eat. Those in the south (including myself, but I have somewhat of self control) love the greasy fried stuff. Plus I would have to say the amount of meat in the diet of southerners is a lot more then anywhere else. Either way I love the south and I hope it stays the same way forever.
  50. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    Us Coloradoans are lean motherdraters
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    6th leanest
  52. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    Volsunga, no need to be sorry, it`s the internet. Everything is on a friendly base, even if it doesn`t always look like it :D

    Though I still don`t understand it. In my reply to Aquaman I never said that europe was better health-wise. the "american" reference was merely because the following is seen as typically american, at least by non-americans:
    My point was that "green zones" don`t automatically mean that everything is good there. I am aware of that, but some people treat these maps like traffic lights. green flashes up and they step on the pedal without asking. No matter how close green and red are actually together.
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    We should get a political overlay, just for giggles, as well.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    What`s funny is how hardcore California is with its "anti-fat people" laws and they`re still being beat out by a lot of other states.
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    happygrass Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    "Now this is why YOU`RE fat, America!"

    Grammar Nazi strikes again!
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    comrade_b Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    Damn, it turns out I haven`t seen anything in Massachusetts. Got to head down to Mississippi with some Nantucket whalers.
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    I don`t recall ever seeing an overweight person when I visited Colorado.
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    belunan Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    Sorry Cali, my mother kinda skewed the curve on this one.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    No doubt, comrade... Apparently those heavy ones we got here in the Bay State are NOTHING compared to the corn fed piglets down in Mississippi...
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    Chidori-san Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    I`m with you on this one Comrade_b: I`m from MA, and I`m going, "huh... you guys sure on this data?!"
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    fattpill Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    I bet the person that made this Graphic is from Colorado. Wanna bet ha ha
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    camael Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    Yeah I live in Mass, moved here from CT and the average difference in size seems to be A LOT more than .3%.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    Virginia 25.5 WooT!!!
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    is it distasteful for me to mention that this obesity map and the political map (i used the 2008 election map) has made me come to a certain conclusion?
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm
    also, hawaii is suspiciously skinny..
  66. Profile photo of johncrb
    johncrb Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    YEA Mississippi is finally number one in something!!! We rule!!! Oh wait, that`s number one in being fat. It is probably because we have all these fat ass I am a racist!s living off welfare while I am out there SLAVING my ass to pay for their damn food stamps when sometimes I can`t afford food myself.
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    rbt_food Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    mississippi? really?
    i was unaware that roadkill contained that many calories.
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    xmt76 Female 30-39
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    November 11, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    I love living in Co..
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    Desiax010 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm
    johncrb hit it ON THE HEAD. I too live in MS and there are so many fat asses that just sit around not working and collecting food stamps when there is NOTHING wrong with them...just too lazy to get a job.
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    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    I live in texas. That being said, Austin is waaayyy more healthy than most cities in the country, definitely more than all the ones in texas (which are, indeed, full of walking whales).
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    hey, michigan has BMW`s and we are proud of it. although, i will say, i dont touch them myself.
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    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm
    couple more years and all the states are going to be red -.-
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    couple more KFC branches and all the states are going to be red -.-
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    LOL the south
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 12:05 am
    The only surprise here is Florida. I saw a lot of fat people when I lived there. But then I did live in Daytona.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 12:13 am
    Technically, this is WHERE you`re fat America.
  77. Profile photo of Veint
    Veint Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 12:26 am
    This just means that we`re the last one`s to fly off the planet when the Earth suddenly stops...
  78. Profile photo of Stane
    Stane Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 12:35 am
    Note that this is the percentage of obesity. If it were on overweight, the numbers would be MUCH higher.
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    Yam Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 12:51 am
    This kinda makes me a little sick.
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    lilsheep Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 12:56 am
    yeah thats exactly what i was thinking
    the mo dratn south
  81. Profile photo of Decor
    Decor Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 1:04 am
    Seriously? The best state still has nearly one in five obese? That`s a major problem!
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 1:19 am
    yeah colorado! go us
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 1:40 am
    Ewww, first world and oil countries have serious eating disorder problems.
    Don`t worry though USA, Saudi Arabia is nearly as fat as you.

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    beternal Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 1:51 am
    lol, that big red/orangey area is probably just one arse spread over 10 states :-)

    Yes, England is obese... but we have size 16-20 girls... not many beyond that

    BMI is the key here (granted it doesn`t take into account muscle but it`s a good way of measuring) - America has an average of 30+ :-o
  85. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 2:17 am
    "Yes, England is obese... but we have size 16-20 girls... not many beyond that."

    Is this factoring in for the sizing differential? I mean a US 36in (which would run about a LARGE) shirt is 46 in UK size charts. A size 20 in UK for women would come out to a size 10 in US, so if you`re referring to OUR size charts, the size 20 girls you refer to are actually size 30 in UK sizes. :P
  86. Profile photo of TheNineXXX
    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 2:18 am
    That`s scary! The UK is the fattest country in Europe and it`s still leaner than Colorado! :)
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 2:36 am
    every province and territory in Canada is leaner than the us. our diets are a lot the same though- i think it has to do with the types and brands of food. eg. fatty meat,growth hormones, antibiotics, milk and cheese made lout of these cows, fried foods, etc.

    for example- almost everyone i know bakes their thanksgiving turkey in the oven. i never even heard of deep fried turkey until i visited the states the first time about 10 years ago. and i was floored when i got food there- the portion sizes are just massive. small changes go a long way!
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 2:55 am
    Haha Where I live `pales, in comparison` to where I was born ;)
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    Decor Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 3:00 am
    @taylor_stone

    You`re an idiot, read the comment again and look at beternal`s location. The size 16-20 referance was to the UK method, not US
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2010 at 3:41 am
    OK. Everyone in Mississippi, pack your bags and move to Colorado.
  91. Profile photo of rook187
    rook187 Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 3:55 am
    That`s scary! The UK is the fattest country in Europe and it`s still leaner than Colorado! :)

    If I had to eat the food in the UK, I`d be skinny too.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 3:55 am
    @volsunga : Norway, wins again!

    Leanest, sexiest people in Europe. 25 % is only overweight, while obesity is like 3 %.

    Is it anything we don`t rock at? Nope, dont think so.
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    SapphireHart Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 4:04 am
    @taylor_stone 8 in the UK is like a 4/6 in the US, so 16-20 is 12/14-16/18 to you!

    Also poor grammar in title, "you`re" not "your" :)
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2010 at 4:05 am
    >>Norway, wins again!

    Also the lowest crime rates for murder, theft and rape, most educated, healthiest, etc, AND - the fewest religious people. I can`t help but think that last one explains all the others.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 4:25 am
    @rook187
    touché
    @duffytoler
    you have somehow managed to turn this into something about religion, i hope no one rewards that with yet another religious debate or slashing of each others beliefs.

    also, on a side note, its my birthday :D
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 4:42 am
    @ruthless1990: congrats ;-)
    @duffytoler: Social democracy and public healthcare. Oil revenues are only 30 % of GNP, and a lot of it is invested in a fund for future pensions etc. And yes - the first politician who starts doing things in "gods name" will not last long here. Believes can be a beautiful thing in life. But there is no room for belief in politics.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 4:50 am
    Put down the god damn candy bar and eat a damn apple. Put down the god damn game controller and take a walk fat ass!
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 4:54 am
    Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:41:30 PM
    Which scale is used to calculate this?

    If it is the BMI (body mass index) then you can be ripped, with a body fat of 1%, but still be obese because you are 6`0" with 220 LBS of muscle.
    _______

    Yea okay, I think they`re talking about the 5`2, 285 fatties...lol
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    beccab86 Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 4:58 am
    First, a chart that proclaims the percentage of fat people per state is not the reason why anyone is fat.
    Second, what is a "Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System?"
    And third, Happy Birthday Ruthless!
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 5:07 am

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    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 5:15 am
    wow....
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 5:16 am
    "Technically, this is WHERE you`re fat America. "

    Can we get a timeline of fat people data so we can see WHEN we`re fat too? :3
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    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 5:18 am
    Well what do you expect in a land of luxury? Better fat and happy with the ability to lose weight than skinny and frail on the verge of starvation. Im going on a limb here to say that most Europeans embellish our culture on a daily basis. You know the foods you eat, movies you watch, music you listen to, ECT. Most of it is probably thought of, and created in the states with all the revenue splashing back in our laps. Kind of makes you look stupid when you guys constantly slam on US with a Coke in your hand, and an Xbox 360 in the next room with a call of duty game in the disk slot. But yeah, whatever, Europe is so much better right? I guess that is why so many people immigrate to the US because, cold, snobby, Europeans countries are just so f*ing awesome.
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    ChrisRlive Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 5:23 am
    19.1 is still alot of fat people...I didn`t think it was that high even in the lowest place, wow :|
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    Puddingbrood Male 13-17
    75 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 5:31 am
    @maelstorm
    This is when you`re fat america!

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    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 5:47 am
    26.9! I blame it on the cheese and the beer
    Specifically the Carr Valley Cocoa Cardona and the Tyranena Headless Man Amber Ale, Yum Yum!
    (Happy Birthday Ruthless!!)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33110 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 5:50 am
    Lolz @Maelstrom_X! Lets ask Richard Feynman about how, eh?
  108. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 5:54 am
    Note that the scale STARTS at 19%.
  109. Profile photo of Titanten
    Titanten Male 18-29
    2 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:03 am
    What I want to know is how they determined who`s obese. If it`s BMI (Body Mass Index) then this whole thing is retarded. Every single person with any muscle mass is obese by BMI. Reggie Bush? Morbidly obese. Dwight Freeney? Obese. The Governator in the 70s? So morbidly obese he should have died of a heart attack more massive than Fat Albert.
  110. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:06 am
    @Boredhero:

    You see me rollin`.... you hatin`

    hahaha :-D

    Enjoy your cardiac arrest while trying to find your penis.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:13 am
    Beter to be fat then a vain douchebag.
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    GuiStuie Male 30-39
    119 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:13 am
    The only person any of you should be thinking about being fat is yourselves. Stereotypers are annoying and very frequently hypocrites.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:33 am
    @Decor

    I was being a smartass... Forgive me if my sarcasm and wit didnt read through in my comment.

    @SapphireHeart

    I was going by a chart I found online of men`s shirt size conversions... Idk if its different depending on gender or clothing article...
  114. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:37 am
    yeah yeah yeah

    we`re fat. we`re lazy. we`re responsible for every bad thing on the planet.

    blah blah blah
  115. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:37 am
    >>Beter to be fat then a vain douchebag.

    Fat people ARE vain douchebags! If they didn`t have such inflated opinions of themselves they would skip a meal and lose some weight. When you get past all the lies and pretense, they aren`t REALLY motivated to deny themselves another cheeseburger because they don`t REALLY see anything wrong with themselves - vain douchebags.
  116. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:39 am
    Guys today mediterranenan food has begone UNESCO heritage, why you don`t take the chance to do something good for your health and leave all your fat food? We want you healthy!! And you can gain also the pleasure of cooking, to cook is an art and can be also extremly relaxing, and while you do remember to put 70% of your love in to the dish the rest will be food.
  117. Profile photo of Snorre
    Snorre Male 18-29
    27 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:40 am
    @titanten
    So you`re saying that is the Mississippi is the buffest state there is.. that a third of the people there are basically Hulk Hogan? Please, they start counting at Obese.. people who have a BMI of pver 30.. Which really is alot.
    Oh and the Govenator ate steroids for breakfast lunch and dinner in the 70s so not really healthy there either.
  118. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:44 am
    Well. Now we know where to pick up chicks.
  119. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:46 am
    "yeah yeah yeah

    we`re fat. we`re lazy. we`re responsible for every bad thing on the planet.

    blah blah blah"

    A start would be not associating yourself with the US.
  120. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
    812 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:50 am
    This resembles veeery closely to the Democrat/republican charts I`ve seen. And IQ-level charts.
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    datubaman198 Male 18-29
    79 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:51 am
    @duffytoler: You`re just a piece of poo.
  122. Profile photo of Titanten
    Titanten Male 18-29
    2 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:53 am
    @snorre

    No, I was just pointing out if they used the BMI then they`re drattarded as some of the healthiest people are considered morbidly obese by that scale. Which was developed in the 1800s. If you`re going to accurately measure obesity you should have a body fat % test. All BMI does is take your height and your weight to get a number. It doesn`t take into account muscle or bone mass, which is a huge flaw.
  123. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9256 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:58 am
    I would say something about how this is why most Republicans are fat, but then again, Bill Clinton is from Arkansas.
  124. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:29 am
    @ Student Law
    Hey thanks for the tip. I found it in your mothers a$$hole. I say found becasue I woke up with her riding me reverse cowgirl after a crazy night on the town. btw, Im 6 foot 2, 235 and I work out four times a week. I seriously doubt I`ll encounter heart problems anytime soon.
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:29 am
    at least mississippi is good at something
  126. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:39 am
    This is an appropriate place to unveil my new and improved AVATAR! Slim and Trim. Not a fat avatar.. :D
  127. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:44 am

  128. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:51 am
    oh god gerry.....bring back the one who`s name cannot be uttered!!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:53 am
    Damn!
  130. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:55 am
    "oh god gerry.....bring back the one who`s name cannot be uttered!!"

    Lmao I second that... please!
  131. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:01 am
    @boredhero - yeah right. Well. Thats like your opinion, man.
  132. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:07 am
    @boredhero; sounds like you are physically fit, unfortunately your previous post insinuates that your manner of logical reasoning is lacking.
  133. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:11 am
    "your manner of logical reasoning is lacking"

    @boredhero - ChrisMunich just called you stupid


    I`ll just sit back and watch the fight now. Pass the popcorn, please.
  134. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:15 am
    @Gerry1of1

    The Germans are going to love you now.
  135. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:31 am
    This is an appropriate place to unveil my new and improved AVATAR! Slim and Trim. Not a fat avatar.. :D
    Dear baby Jesus in the manger, please forgive me approving it.
  136. Profile photo of lazerdude
    lazerdude Male 13-17
    221 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:33 am
    Americans are fat. Americans need to lose weight. Americans can`t lose weight, because they are so goddamn retarded. :)
  137. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Gerry1of1 - haha, thanks for pointing that out but Im well aware of it. Make sure you have a fair amount of butter for that popcorn. ..makes it much more enjoyable.
    Chrismunich- Im not sure I understand. Pointing out the hypocrisies of Europe while at the same time cyber-defending my nation somehow proposes a lacking of logical reasoning? It is like this, I was defending my nation as a whole while sarcastically making fun of you guys. Then I defended myself because as you know, not everybody in America fits the stereotype of what you guys think. Is that enough logical reasoning for you? I guess I have to explain myself for some people to know what going on.
  138. Profile photo of Sarph
    Sarph Male 18-29
    194 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:52 am
    GOOOO NOOORWAAAY! :D:D

    Or scandinavia for that matter. I mean "obese" to an european equals "slightly overweight" to an american. Fat to an american equals "OH MY GOD HOW DID THAT WHALE GET THERE?" to anyone else.

    Boredhero, lay off the steroids. Perhaps move to a sunny beach where your waitresses aren`t heavier than your car.
  139. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 8:59 am
    no poo
  140. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:00 am
    On a side note, im glad to see that you guys are reading my comments
  141. Profile photo of Grumpdock
    Grumpdock Male 13-17
    317 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:03 am
    I don`t know how anyone can deny that there is a correlation between obesity, IQ and Political stance after seeing this and all the other graphs...
  142. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:05 am
    sarph- I go to The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, so as a matter of fact, I do live at the beach. Kind of cool huh? Oh, and I dont take steroids. They are for insecure pussies and since my size is natural, it’s safe to say my chest won’t sag down to my belly button when I’m forty. But please guys, keep on with the smart ass comments. At least I know this has not been a total waste of time.
  143. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:10 am
    This is why my fat America what?
  144. Profile photo of Sarph
    Sarph Male 18-29
    194 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:10 am
    Well, how come most european countires are embracing the american lifestyle but at the same time not suffering from most of the consequences that average americans are struggling with daily? I believe that`s because "we`ve" got a slightly larger perspective. Such a heavy focus on consumption and spending leading to an efficiently market-run society WILL ultimately give producers enough power to allow them to influence normal lives to such a high degree that normal people don`t stand a chance against the insanity that is commercial-driven life.

    There is one MacDonalds in the city I live in, and _everyone_ knows that fastfood is unhealthy. A family to a friend of mine goes there almost once a week, and that is exceptionally much. Most people don`t go there at all, myself I only eat fast food at maximum twice a year. I`m not even trying that much, it`s just that I live in a society where health and education are important values.
  145. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:13 am

  146. Profile photo of Sarph
    Sarph Male 18-29
    194 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:16 am
    @ Boredhero, good for you. Really. However you of all americans (see what I did there?) should know that this is the internet, and people play on stereotypes. Of course not all americans are fat, EVERYONE knows that. But in comparison to the rest of the world, (north) america is probably one of the fattest places. That`s why people keep making fun of it.

    Going back to your other post, sure, there are lots of good things coming out of america. But there are also lots of bad things. This is the internet, and nowadays that equals entertainment, so focusing on all the positive stuff isn`t any fun, because no one will be mad and start ranting.

    However back to a bit more serious note, looking at the numbers USA really wins the obesity-award. And that is a bad thing. The real issue is that fast-food chains are growing every year, while education isn`t. People keep getting fatter, both in america and europe, and that will be a serious issue in the future.
  147. Profile photo of Pheeshy5
    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
    1312 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:17 am
    CO woot woot! It`s all this fresh thin air we breathe here.
  148. Profile photo of NeurolRu
    NeurolRu Female 18-29
    74 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:20 am
    People from other countries: I know you love to pick on us Americans, calling us fat and stupid, but please don`t stereotype. Many of use are smart and skinny and are ashamed of those around us that give us a bad reputation. I have a BMI of 19 and am getting a PhD in chemistry; I can`t stand the way people from other countries are so quick to judge.
  149. Profile photo of Sarph
    Sarph Male 18-29
    194 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:24 am
    @ NeurolRu, something funny occured to me yesterday. I`m currently visiting NY, and to be honest, this doesn`t feel like an "american" city to me. It feels more like a gathering hub for all kinds of different races and cultures. It`s just easier to call them americans :)
  150. Profile photo of ChickODee
    ChickODee Female 18-29
    152 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:33 am
    wooow. I hope this is actually real! XD
    I`m skinny as heck but I laugh at all the fatties (that don`t have a medical reason, of course) for what they do to themselves =)
  151. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:36 am
    Sweat, Colo. is the leanest state? (probably because of all the outdoor sports year-round) I plan to move there someday so I hope the fitness rubs off on me =D.
  152. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:43 am
    "this doesn`t feel like an "american" city to me. It feels more like a gathering hub for all kinds of different races and cultures."

    Sounds like America to me.
  153. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:45 am
    "Many of use are smart and skinny "

    however, we are proud of our typos....
  154. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:49 am
    don`t worry about boredhero, everybody out here on the internet forums are 6 ft. 2, and work out 4 times a week. Me for instance work out 8 days a week and live of a diet purely of vegetables picked from Icelandic virgins, grown in south african soil. I have a black belt in Kung-Fu (mandatory Norwegian preschool gymnastics education though) and our high school sexual education consists of a "kama sutra supermodels from Sweden exercise" cource to make sure we enter the age of 16 as well seasoned lovers. But, all the resources of the world can`t be consentrated in Scandinavia, so we let the US keep the deep fried turkeys and the Jane Fonda videos for themselves :-)
  155. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Oh, and yeah - we`re multilingual.

    For your convenience ;-)
  156. Profile photo of Sonsglow
    Sonsglow Male 18-29
    201 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:10 am
    Go CO!
  157. Profile photo of uncle_jessie
    uncle_jessie Male 18-29
    10 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:12 am
    I hope they`re not basing this whole obese thing off of folks BMI score alone. Because the whole BMI thing is a complete joke. It easily classifies people as fatties when they are not.
  158. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36835 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Student_Law

    We`re multi-lingual here in California too. Just not by choice.
  159. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Gerry: habla espanol, mofo ;-)
  160. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:58 am
    @Boredhero78- Is this you?

  161. Profile photo of engruls06
    engruls06 Female 18-29
    401 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 11:04 am
    This map is bullpoo. There`s fat roosters all over the world. BMI is also full of poo. End of Rant.
  162. Profile photo of kittehdee29
    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 11:10 am
    @gorgack2000, I think you`re right. Boredhero78 reeks of douchebag.
  163. Profile photo of AntPharm
    AntPharm Male 18-29
    950 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Yeah, Ohio is full of fattehs!
  164. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
    452 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Utah is pretty low. I guess Mormons don`t get fat.
  165. Profile photo of chrunchy
    chrunchy Male 30-39
    77 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    Yeah they`re too busy forking their sisters.

    ______
    Raokin:Utah is pretty low. I guess Mormons don`t get fat.
  166. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
    577 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    I wonder where they get the numbers for these. I haven`t even been weighed at a doctor`s office or anything in seven years, and I`ve lost sixty pounds since then.
  167. Profile photo of mulan182
    mulan182 Female 18-29
    305 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    see???? wisconsin isnt the fattest state. booya, betches.
  168. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    777 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    you mean, "Now this is WHERE you`re fat, America."
  169. Profile photo of randomd
    randomd Male 13-17
    7 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    Protip: We`re not the fattest country despite generally belief. America is simply stereotyped as such.
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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    632 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    west coast rules..
  171. Profile photo of grapehead
    grapehead Male 18-29
    408 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    I could of guessed this.. Hell, I mean they ban toys from happy meals out here.
  172. Profile photo of RepostPolice
    RepostPolice Male 13-17
    189 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Woohoo Colorado. We`re number one
  173. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    @gorgack2000
    haha no that`s not me but im sure it would make more sence to ya`ll if it were. you guys crack me up. I definitely got my A$$ served to me on I.A.B today but never fear, I`ll be back to stir up the masses another time.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    haaha gj nh and maine.. u failed us- <3 (new england)
  175. Profile photo of sum33
    sum33 Male 18-29
    92 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    lol im from colorado
  176. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    sigh
  177. Profile photo of spyrocheeks
    spyrocheeks Female 13-17
    112 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Im moving to Colorado...
  178. Profile photo of neosophist
    neosophist Male 18-29
    138 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    And the lovely part is, the 7 countries immediately following america are all within .8 of beating out america. funny thing is, theyre mostly european countries too.
  179. Profile photo of Sarph
    Sarph Male 18-29
    194 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    One thing you guys fail to consider is the sheer amount of fat in America compared to Europe. I mean the average obesity rate might be equal, but there are so many more millions of obese people in America that you`ll have to excuse the use of stereotypes, not to mention not be offended by it. Also, if you changed from obesity rate to simply overweight, the numbers in America would SKYROCKET compared to Europe. So stop pretending you`re not fat America, you`re only fooling yourselves.

    And thank you for not answering me at all Boredhero, simply shows me that you can`t answer for yourself.
  180. Profile photo of d-_-b
    d-_-b Male 18-29
    7 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    meh, thought Utah was healthier then that :D least we`re not fattest, wooop
  181. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
    423 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    19% is the LOWEST percentage of adult obesity??
    WTF?
  182. Profile photo of frylock
    frylock Female 13-17
    45 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    Georgia may be filled with a bunch of fat hillbillies, but at least we`re not Mississippi. :)
  183. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
    917 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    Doesn`t really surprise me. I just don`t like it when obese people who constantly eat, and never exercise, act like they`re victims.

    There`s an obese girl who sits next to me in one of my classes, and I`m friendly to her, but she`s constantly complaining about her weight. "I hate being fat, I can`t fit my fat butt in these chairs, you don`t know how LUCKY you are to be skinny, being fat sucks" It irritates me to no end, especially when she opens up her school bag, filled with candy and snacks to keep her occupied, and she`ll sit there and eat the entire hour and a half, complaining the whole time about being fat. And then when she`s eaten an entire family-sized bag of chips, a Pepsi, and a ton of candy, she`ll lean over and ask me if I have any food because she`s still wants to eat. Ugh.
  184. Profile photo of nofatchicks
    nofatchicks Male 18-29
    257 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    i thought Houston was the fattest place on earth?
  185. Profile photo of RAGEMONSTER
    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
    422 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    So why do smokers have to pay higher insurance rates than the obese??? As a former hospital healthcare worker I will tell you our hospitals are not full of smokers. They are full of fat people!!!
  186. Profile photo of DellSucks
    DellSucks Male 18-29
    342 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    There have been so many of these posts, you`d think Fancy would get "your" vs. "you`re" straight by now.
    A map isn`t a reason "why" Americans are fat. Caption fail.
  187. Profile photo of Tommasso1618
    Tommasso1618 Male 13-17
    202 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm
    CO!!! Represent!!!
  188. Profile photo of skirjames
    skirjames Male 18-29
    109 posts
    November 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    Funny how most of the green ones are good skiing areas =]
  189. Profile photo of Boredhero78
    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 5:16 am
    Sarph- not gunna lie man, I havent read but one of your post and just totally forgot about you. you should do the same.
  190. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 7:26 am
    Isn`t this how the mid-term election map looked as well?
  191. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 7:43 am
    @sarph...One thing you guys fail to consider is the sheer amount of fat in America compared to Europe. I mean the average obesity rate might be equal, but there are so many more millions of obese people in America that you`ll have to excuse the use of stereotypes, not to mention not be offended by it. Also, if you changed from obesity rate to simply overweight, the numbers in America would SKYROCKET compared to Europe. So stop pretending you`re not fat America, you`re only fooling yourselves.

    The population of the EU is about 500 million, the population of the US is 300 million. From what i could find, the obesity rate for the US is around 35%, and the EU is closer to 25%...so even with a higher rate of obesity, the US has fewer obese people...so, both parts of your argument are wrong.
  192. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    Wow, the South`s really weighing us down, huh?
  193. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    ah, poo.
  194. Profile photo of last-iconOC
    last-iconOC Male 13-17
    152 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    D: fudge...this reminds me my youthful metabolism won`t last forever \:
  195. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    "most Europeans embellish our culture on a daily basis. You know the foods you eat, movies you watch, music you listen to, ECT. Most of it is probably thought of, and created in the states with all the revenue splashing back in our laps. Kind of makes you look stupid when you guys constantly slam on US with a Coke in your hand, and an Xbox 360 in the next room with a call of duty game in the disk slot. But yeah, whatever, Europe is so much better right? I guess that is why so many people immigrate to the US because, cold, snobby, Europeans countries are just so f*ing awesome."

    Fair enough dude, In the meantime by your own logic, can you please stop using our inventions: language, computers, science, technology, medicine, western culture, democracy, internet. Obviously you`ve not visited Europe, it is as luxurious as the US. Don`t think you speak for most of America either so why not wise up? We all have individual opinions, Europe is not cold and snobby, it is not a
  196. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Boredhero78, come to Europe, You`ll like it. Probably be surprised at how nice, welcoming and varied it is. I was when I went to the US. Don`t believe in stereotypes, they are seldom true. Xenophobia does not help anyone, talk to the locals and be happy in your life, don`t hate.
  197. Profile photo of Lillim
    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    November 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    MrsPoods
    "Wow, the South`s really weighing us down, huh?"

    Um, no. We`re all weighing us down. I`m from Colorado, but it`s still close to 1 in 5. Why is that something to be proud of?
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    November 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    Not surprised that the southeast has the most obese people. Traditional southern food is fattening.
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    Bunnylove Female 13-17
    45 posts
    November 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    29.0 WTH??
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    jsnoopy10 Male 18-29
    20 posts
    November 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    OT: Yeah yeah colorado FTW!
    @MaxNormal Pleas don`t credit solely europe for "inventing": "language, computers, science, technology, medicine, democracy, internet." that`s drating stupid
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    kuni Male 13-17
    12 posts
    November 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    hawaii would be like 15% if there werent so many somoans lol
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    November 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    yup im a fat guy in oregon
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    Djackalope Male 18-29
    5 posts
    November 15, 2010 at 8:37 am
    It`s interesting how regional the numbers are, but it does make sense. Those numbers aren`t going to magically drop anytime soon either. If having overweight friends increases your chances of obesity, then imagine what 1 out of 3 people in the state does. (I`m looking at you Mississippi)
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    ZacWasHere Male 18-29
    101 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 4:02 am
    The rest of the world is still laughing at your gluttony America, even us in Australia, now go eat a salad for once, and no, a salad from McDonald`s doesn`t count...
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    Kernel Male 18-29
    123 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    Why is Australia laughing? You`re the fatass now, tubby.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    November 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    Dats a huge bit of information!
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    sylphies Female 18-29
    282 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    I wanna see the rates of morbidly obese people now as opposed to people who are just a little chubby, which this chart is full of. it just makes you think of all those people that need a seat for each butt-cheek and look like they could roll around all day if you gave them a little nudge.

    Fact of the matter is, the older you get, the slower your metabolism becomes, but your stomach doesn`t slow down the hormones that tell the brain you`re hungry. Not only that but we sit on our asses all day while we work or go to school, calorie burn is just not there, sometimes not even because we`re lazy.

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