2:41pm

Wed July 27, 2011
Science/Health

WebMD Calls Kentucky Fat

In its latest list of Fittest and Fattest States, the online medical reference resource WebMD placed Kentucky in the top ten ‘fattest states’. Kentucky’s obesity rate for adults is 31.5%, placing the state at number six on the list.  But the rate of 10-17 year old kids came in at 21%, which is third in that category. The list makes reference to the 2.8 mile stretch of Broadway that’s populated by 24 fast-food restaurants, as well as the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement.

Here is the top ten:

10. Michigan

9. Arkansas

8. South Carolina

7. Oklahoma

6. Kentucky

5. Louisiana

4. Tennessee

3. West Virginia

2. Alabama

1. Mississippi