Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released maps of American obesity that pegged the country's Southern states as the fattest at Fat Camp USA. Now, a study out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is taking the CDC to task. Southerners aren't the fattest, the study concludes, they're just more honest about their height and weight.
The obesity maps in question were released last year, in the CDC's latest batch of American Obesity Facts. The data was unambiguous: America has a weight problem. The country's been battered hard by the obesity epidemic, and no region more brutally than the South.