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7/8     Colorado is the thinnest state:
        http://calorielab.com/news/2008/07/02/fattest-states-2008
        \_ Agreed, and they have the prettiest and healthiest
           hot blonde women. Go blondes!
           \_ Can't say I noticed lots of pretty blondes in Colorado. People
              there (in Boulder anyway) are fit, though, but butter faces.
        \_ Yeah, they all go skiing on weekends. -- ilyas
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Nibbles: Labs keep looking for salmonella source, plus debating diabetes drug standards Mississippi is the fattest state for 3rd straight year, Colorado still leanest, DC loses weight For 2008 Mississippi has claimed the title of fattest state for the third consecutive year, while Colorado repeats as the leanest. Delaware rose the most places in the rankings over last year, while California dropped the most, according to a new analysis by CalorieLab, Inc. Fattest States 2008 Most Obese States West Virginia passed Alabama to become the second fattest state in 2008. The four states of Mississippi, West Virginia, Alabama, and Louisiana have obese populations that exceed 30 percent over a three-year average and two-thirds of the citizens of Mississippi and West Virginia were either overweight or obese by CDC standards in 2007. Also not faring well this year was Delaware, which rose eight places to tie with North Dakota as the 21st fattest state, from last year's 29th placing. Thinnest States Colorado repeats as the slimmest state, despite a slight increase in obesity of 08 percent over three years. e're not spared from the national obesity epidemic, and we must remain vigilant in order to guard against it. We're doing all we can to encourage Coloradans -- especially our kids -- to take advantage of the natural resources our state offers in order to stay fit, healthy and happy." Hawaii enters the rankings for the first time in 2008 at number 50, the second slimmest state after Colorado. Hawaii had not conducted annual BMI surveys until 2005, so the required three years of data was not available until this year. Last year California was the only state whose obesity rate held steady. This year it eaked up by 04 percent, but because of the overall increase in obesity nationwide California's ranking dropped five places, from 36th fattest state to 41st fattest state. The only state to get slimmer this year is not actually a state: the District of Columbia's three-year obesity rate dropped by 01 percent. Regional Obesity Trends In general, states in the West and New England rank lowest in the fattest states rankings, while states in the South and the Rust Belt tend to rank highest. CalorieLab computed the fattest state rankings for this year based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System database maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rankings use a three-year average in order to smooth out statistical fluctuations. Because of the overall increase in obesity, CalorieLab this year shifted the color coding used in its map one percentage point higher to maintain an approximately equal number of states per color. July 9th, 2008 at 9:03 am I think the folks that are fat should loose all of their government provided health care. Just like all the folks who smoke, drink, and use illegal drugs should loose theirs. Why should I have to pay for someone else's bad decisions?