The State of Florida ranks 37th among the 50 states when it comes to obesity rates, with 26 percent of adults in the state tipping the scales further than they should.

The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released their annual report with state-by-state rankings of adult obesity rates.

The study includes racial and ethnic disparities in obesity rates, obesity rate trends by region, age, gender, education, and income, and a feature on obesity in early childhood.

Florida's ranking is typical of southeastern states, according to researchers.

And, in fact, the Sunshine State actually does a little better than other southeastern states, supposedly since the weather provides for a more active lifestyle than other states in the region.

Colorado had the lowest obesity rate at 20 percent, while Mississippi and West Virginia had the highest rate.

The entire study can be seen by clicking here.








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