07/09/2011 03:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

New Fat Study Paints Ugly Picture Of Obesity In America (VIDEO)

A study released this week paints an abysmal picture of how America's obesity epidemic continues to boom.

Colorado is now the only state in the nation with an obesity rate of less than 20 percent of the population -- but just barely, with a rate of 19.8 percent, according to the study by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Those same numbers now considered the lowest in the country would have been the highest end of the scale just 15 years ago.