Analysts evaluated unhealthy habits and consequences by comparing metrics like consumption of sugary beverages, percentage of residents with high cholesterol, diabetes and more.
And to determine each state's food and fitness ranking, analysts examined the accessibility of healthy food options, fast food restaurants per capita and fitness centers per capita.
Nationally, WalletHub found that more than three quarters of American adults today are either overweight or obese. And for the first time in history, there are more obese people than overweight.
Here are the top 10 "fattest" states in America, according to WalletHub's ranking:
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
The leanest, or least “fat” state? Utah.
Learn more about the study and its methodology.