WHAT STATES ARE AT GREATEST RISK OF OBESITY AND DIABETES?

According to the Journal of the American Medical Society,

The results indicated distinct geographic patterns in diabetes and obesity prevalence in the United States, including high prevalence rates for diabetes (≥10.6%) and obesity (≥30.9%) in West Virginia, the Appalachian counties of Tennessee and Kentucky, much of the Mississippi Delta, and a southern belt extending across Louisiana, Mississippi, middle Alabama, south Georgia, and the coastal regions of the Carolinas.

I guess that means that if you live in those areas, don’t think that everyone else around you is “normal.”  As my old colleague Dr. Christakis has shown, your friends can “make you fatter.” More about Dr. Christakiis’ work in a  subsequent post…

Obesity and Diabetes in US in 2007

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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