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Montana now has the lowest obesity rate in the entire nation. However, numbers can be deceiving.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, Montana's rate was 19.6%.  The survey also uncovered two out of 10 adults in the United States were obese in 2013 with southern and Midwestern states leading the pack.  Though Montana has the lowest obesity rate, cities within Montana are well over 30%, says John Felton, President and Chief Executive Officer for Riverstone Health. Felton goes on to explain an unsettling trend in the expansion of America's waistline.

Felton tells us, "If you go back 30 years, there was no state in the United States that had more than 15% of its population determined to be obese. In the latest Gallup data, there's no state under 20% except ours. It's 19.6 or something, so it's effectively 20 percent."

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