Maps indicate the escalation of obesity in the United States has been led by Mississippi delta states, placing Mississippi in the cross hairs. Other charts now state that West Virginia is officially the “fattest” state in the nation. Maps in this post cover a period of several years.
It does beg the question: How can poverty and morbid obesity go hand-in-hand? A Saturday stroll through any Walmart will tell you that some of the poorer classes of Americans are also often the fattest. Of course there are exceptions to every rule. Maps and statistics are telling us that the obesity epidemic in the United States is centered in the deep south, where winter temperatures remain warm, and there is little or no snow.
Is weather and climate also related to obesity? I won’t venture to answer this question but will let the maps speak.