Jon Stewart of The Daily Show often does a quality job of pointing out the shortcomings of the media and government, so the comedian knew to take jabs at a new obesity report.
America's only growth industry is growth, said Stewart. He then cited Wendy's fat-filled Baconator: We weaponized our food.
This week, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of the Trust for America's Health, issued a reporter that showed the problem is rather widespread.
Two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and teens are currently obese or overweight, putting them at increased risk for more than 20 major diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease, said the report.
Colorado has the lowest obesity rate at 19.8 percent of adults, and Mississippi has the highest at 34.4 percent.
Perhaps in a surprise, west coast states California, Oregon, and Washington had percentages in the mid 20s, and were not far off farming states like Nebraska, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Here's a look at the adult obesity rates of all 50 States, and Washington, D.C.
New Hampshire 25.6%
New Jersey 24.1%
New Mexico 25.6%
New York 24.7%
North Carolina 29.4%
North Dakota 28.0%
Rhode Island 24.3%
South Carolina 30.9%
South Dakota 28.7%
West Virginia 32.2%