The 20 Fattest States In The World's Fattest Country

Fat Texas

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Everyone’s talking about a new age of austerity and productivity.But that won’t be easy for a country that prefers lazy consumption: America is the world’s fattest country, getting fatter every year, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health.

Costs of an obese workforce for employers include:

  • lower productivity costing $506 per obese worker annually
  • over seven times higher medical claims for obese workers
  • obesity related absenteeism worth $4.3 billion annually

The costs for state and federal government are also startling, with obesity costing nearly $150 billion in annual health care costs.

Large Americans are a major problem, especially for these poor states.

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