The Obesity Index: The Cost of Obesity by State
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24/7 Wall St. looked at the percentage of obesity in each state and compared it to the state's population, as reported by the 2009 census. We then took the total population suffering from obesity and multiplied that number by $1,429. The following is the rate of obesity by state, highest to lowest, and the possible cost to treat obesity-related illnesses by state.