Food & Drink » Flavor

Texas among the 15 most overweight and obese U.S. states

By

comment
Texas is among the 15 most overweight and obese states in America, according to new research. - UNSPLASH / TOWFIQU BARBHUIYA
  • Unsplash / Towfiqu Barbhuiya
  • Texas is among the 15 most overweight and obese states in America, according to new research.
They say everything is bigger in the Lone Star State. Apparently, that includes its residents.

A new study by personal-finance website WalletHub named Texas the 11th-fattest U.S. state.

The analysis compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three key dimensions: the prevalence of obese and overweight residents, their obesity-related health consequences and food-and-fitness factors.

When it came to the percentage of obese adults, Texas ranks 12th in the nation, according to the data. What’s more, the state landed at No. 11 in its percentage of obese children, 11th in percentage of physically inactive adults and 5th in the percentage of adults with high cholesterol.

Texas keeps inching toward the top of WalletHub's overall rankings, up four spots from No. 15 in the site's 2020 study.

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest San Antonio dining news with our Flavor Friday Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.