Study Puts Ind., Ky., Ohio Among Fattest

Posted On November 13, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The tri-state’s waistline is getting a little bit bigger.

Kentucky has been ranked as the 6th fattest state in the nation in a new study from WalletHub. Indiana ranks as the 10th fattest state and Ohio weighed in at 13th.

The study results are being put out with November being National Diabetes Awareness Month. WalletHub formed the state rankings by analyzing factors including each state’s share of overweight and obese population, sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents, and obesity-related health care costs.

WalletHub says Americans spend $200 billion per year on obesity-related health costs.

View WalltHub’s study at https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-states/16585/.