The Obesity Theory
Correct me if I am wrong here but the data given below would seem to indicate that the states with the greatest percentage of obese people are also 'red states.'
The states with the lowest percentage of obese people are mostly 'blue states.'
ABC News: Weighing In on American Obesity
The states with the biggest waistlines — Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee — are all battling obesity rates of more than 30 percent.
Clustered in the south, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Oklahoma weighed in next, with obesity rates upwards of 28 percent.
...those states where people stay trimmer than most include Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Utah, Montana and Washington, D.C. In those places, obesity rates ranged between 21.2 and 21.8 percent, respectively.