Obesity Rates Remain Constant amongst US States


Obesity Rates Remain Constant amongst US States

A report has uncovered lately that that the rate of adult obesity across US states has been the lowest of all and has remained constant for continuous two years. It has been found that the data has not changed in any state, except two that have further shown a slight decline.

It is being said that a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index was carried out in which, people from different states across the country had given self reports of their height and weight. The reporters have been told that such data collected proves helpful in calculating BMI (Body Mass Index) scores of people.

The survey led a team of analysts to find that while Colorado was at the lowest extreme position in regards of rates of occurrence of diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes, West Virginia was the one with the highest figure for the same. It was calculated on the basis of BMI scores, the team told, and person with 30 or more BMI is considered as obese.

However, the problem of obesity amongst US states has been noted as constant since the year 2008. Two states, including New Jersey and Kentucky, have shown decrease in the statistics from 2010 to 2011.

It has been told by the team that obesity is closely linked with the diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, as the study has shown, as well as varied chronic diseases and headaches. Healthy behaviours should be adopted by people so as to encourage low obesity levels amongst themselves, suggests the team. The team further affirmed that in order to achieve low obesity levels, one should have healthy diets and smoking should be avoided by him as well as regular exercise should be done.

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