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America's most/least obese states

POSTED: 11:30 AM Aug 14 2012   UPDATED: 12:31 PM Mar 05 2014

Obesity now affects about one-third of Americans. Take a look at the most - and least - obese U.S. states.

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Once considered an affliction of the lazy and indulgent, obesity now affects about one-third of Americans. The national obesity rate, which is figured out by using respondents' self-reported height and weight in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, increased to 27.1 percent in 2013 from 26.2 percent in 2012. Take a look at the most - and least - obese U.S. states.

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