Wyoming Leaner than Many States

Laramie, WY – New figures from Washington show the obesity rate continued to climb last year in 31 states. But Wyomingites are definitely on the lean side.

No state showed a decline in obesity.

And Mississippi became the first state to crack the 30 percent barrier for adult residents considered to be obese. West Virginia and Alabama are just slightly behind.

The figures are from the Trust for America's Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention.

Colorado continued its reign as the leanest state in the nation, ranked 50th, with an obesity rate projected at 17.6 percent. Wyoming ranked among the leaner states, coming in 35th with an obesity rate of 22.8 percent.