Massachusetts near bottom in ‘Fattest States’ report

Massachusetts is pretty used to being near the top of these 50-state lists, but we’ve found one where the it’s better to be near the bottom. And fortunately, the Commonwealth delivered.

The website WalletHub compiled a list of the 2015 "Fattest States in America," compiling 12 metrics including percentage of obese residents and consumption of sugary foods and beverages.

Massachusetts finished 48th on the list – the fourth-least obese in the nation (the list also counted the District of Columbia). Hawaii was the least-obese, followed by Colorado and New Jersey.

Other New England states on the list included Maine at No. 24, New Hampshire at No. 31, Rhode Island at No. 40, Vermont at No. 44, and Connecticut at No. 45.

The most obese states in the nation according to WalletHub are Mississippi, Louisiana, West Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

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