5 Reasons Californians Aren't as Fat as the Rest of America

So much for bucking stereotypes. It appears that much-loved European canard about overweight Americans is, well… increasingly true. An annual obesity report has found that only one U.S. state — Colorado — has an obesity rate under 20 percent. (In 1995, according to the Associated Press, no state had a rate over 20 percent.)

California, it turns out, is relatively skinny — just under a quarter of our population is obese, making us the 12th least overweight state in the country. What could account for this?

Our best guesses:

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