Research Says People In These States Are The Fattest In The US

Although the United States is no longer the fattest country, demoted from number one by Mexico, we still come in a close second. Perhaps it's our deliciously nutritious American fare that keeps us in the running.

From fast foods to fried foods, sweet treats to rich indulgences, it's no secret Americans love to eat -- a lot.

And nobody likes to eat more fatty, fried, delicious food, quite like southerners.

It comes as no surprise, then, that a recent study published by JAMA Internal Medicine names Mississippi as the fattest US state, followed by Louisiana, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina.

You can't blame 'em: Fried chicken is damn good, y'all.

The study, published in August 2015, also reveals that almost three-fourths of all adults in the country are either obese or overweight. Of the sample size tested, more men are overweight than women, at 39.96 percent and 29.74 percent, respectively.

According to Yahoo News, 31.8 percent of American adults are obese.

As being overweight or obese can cause serious health concerns, it may be due time for many of us to consider a lifestyle change in favor of a longer, happier life.

Citations: Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 2007-2012 (JAMA Internal Medicine), Mississippi Weighs In As Fattest State In America (Opposing Views)