Arizona is Getting Fat; Researchers Say Fast Food, Lack of Grocery Stores to Blame

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The good news: Arizona placed in the top 10 in a national ranking. The bad news: It's a list of the top 10 states with the deadliest eating habits.

According to financial news website 24/7 Wall St., Arizona has the ninth-deadliest eating habits in the country, a ranking based on grocery stores per resident, fast food spending, and the amount of soft drinks and sweet snacks purchased.

Arizona places behind the soul-food stuffing of Mississippi and Alabama, the fried-mayonnaise-ball munching of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma, as well as Nevada, South Dakota, and Ohio, which placed in spots one through eight, respectively.

Here's what 24/7 Wall St. had to say about Arizona:

9. Arizona

Grocery Stores Per 1,000 Residents: 0.17 (47th)

Amount Spent on Fast Food Per Capita: $761 (4th most)

Gallons of Soft Drinks Purchased Per Capita: 60 (21st least)

Pounds of Sweet Snacks Purchased Per Capita: 109 (11th least)

Arizona has the second-fewest grocery stores per person, with only 0.17 for every 1,000 people. This illustrates a major restriction on healthy food access for one of the country's fastest growing states. One of the ways in which residents of Arizona are supplementing their diets is with fast food. Arizonans spent an average of $760.50 each on fast food in 2007, the fourth-greatest amount among the states.

The link the researchers make likely comes to the surprise of no one -- the poor diet habits cause obesity.

While it's noted that there's a national obesity epidemic, the folks at 24/7 Wall St. say the problems are local.

"That means there is not likely to be any one set of solutions created and funded at the federal level to solve the problem," they say. "Just as education results and their causes are hyper-local, so are the habits that cause unhealthy diets and their results."

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Mone
Mone

I lived in Arizona too and the first thing I noticed was all the fatties. Not just chubby but HUGE. I'm sexy as hell btw.

I Love Chubby Women
I Love Chubby Women

Hey blame it on the heat and hot weather. And there are plenty of fine women here in the racist atmosphere of Cactus Country.

tdhurst
tdhurst

It's because fatties drive everywhere.

Hard to walk or bike when everything is 15+ miles away, however.

Rob
Rob

Lack of grocery stores?????There's one on every freaking corner, if not more!

Phoenix has always been one of the most competitive markets in the country for the grocery business....

JaneAZ
JaneAZ

On behalf of all of us ugly, unfriendly Arizona women, thank you for moving to Hawaii.

Haole Surfer
Haole Surfer

don't forget Arizona has some of the most plug fugly ugly Broads/Females in the USA. and they are not very friendly either. a guy is lucky to ever get laid in this city or state. if a man wants t meet friendly,sexy,pretty,in shape horny women who love men and like to have a good time move to either Colorado or Hawaii. i now live in Hawaii i used to live in Phoenix AZ. what a big difference in women.

MELANZAN
MELANZAN

i hear tell fat racist Arizona women are great lovers?

MELANZAN
MELANZAN

that surfer dude is right about what he said about Arizona women. Scottsdale women are nice looking but they are stuck up spoiled plastic fake white yuppie snobs. the rest of the women in Phoenix and Arizona are disgusting looking. its like they were born in a banjo ditch.

guest
guest

the surfer is correct. the women in arizona are fat and very ugly.

Guest
Guest

The is the worst comment in the history of comments.

guest
guest

Is that a question? How would we know what you've heard/told?

JaneAZ
JaneAZ

Post your picture, I bet you're stunningly attractive.

MELANZAN
MELANZAN

that was the worst of the worst of all comments in all of history? thats amazing. he should get a big cash reward or something from new times or a free whore for the night. an ugly fat Phoenix Arizona whore with hep-c, herpes, various stds dripping and oozing from her pussy. that will teach him to insult our unfriendly local fat ugly trashy desert women.

MELANZAN
MELANZAN

your comment was more boring.

Johnny Rebel
Johnny Rebel

where do you post a picture? im a good looking southern man. long blond hair blue eyes and tall and very handsome with nice white sparkly teeth like a movie star. i look like a young Greg Allman. Gee JaneAZ you think their might be a chance for us to fall in love via internet? how do we find each other?

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