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Wisconsin ranks 21st for most obese state in America

Posted at 3:51 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 16:51:28-04

Wisconsin ranks as the 21st most obese state in the country, according to a study conducted by ConsumerProtect.

Thirty-two percent of Wisconsin's adult population is struggling with obesity, which is just about 2% above the national average of 30.1%.

The national average of obese adults has doubled from 15% in 1990.

A person is considered obese when their Body Mass Index (BMI) is higher than 30.

The study also found that 22.4% of Wisconsin adults do zero physical activity, ranking 44th in the country.

West Virginia, Mississippi and Oklahoma rounded out the top three most obese states, respectively. Colorado, Washington D.C. and Hawaii are the least obese, respectively.

The study was conducted with data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Obesity is linked to early death, heart disease and diabetes.