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Florida Ranked 12th Least Obese State in the Nation

Florida is the 12th least fattest state in the nation.

That according to a report by the Trust for America's health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



The report, released this week, also found that 35 percent of Floridians have a healthy weight, which isn't too shabby.

The overall adult obesity rate in the Sunshine State is at 25.2 percent, giving us the rank of 12 when it comes to having the least amount of fat people living and eating amongst us.

And while this means that Florida hasn't dropped in the rankings from last year, the State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong has come along and pissed on the celebratory German double chocolate cake by saying that obesity remains a problem in Florida.

The Department of Health estimates costs associated with four obesity-linked diseases could cost $34 billion over the next 17 years.

Basically 12th is good, but we could do better.

So put down that giant hamburger before it dislocates your jaw and go out for a walk, Florida!

Colorado, by the way, had the lowest obesity rate, while Louisiana had the highest.

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