It’s not that Southerners are fatter, they just admit it more.

Turns out that Southerners fudge less, he said. The study analyzed the weights in the nine geographic regions used by the U.S. Census Bureau. It found that the West North Central region, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and North and South Dakota, ranked fourth in obesity by the telephone survey results. But when actually weighed in the REGARDS study, people from that region ranked first in the nation for obesity.

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