Another article stating that America keeps getting fatter... New Report: U.S. Obesity Rates Keep Rising, Except in D.C. - DailyFinance An interesting point in the article shows that the Southern states have the highest level of obesity, while the Western and Northeastern, the lowest. So, the most Republican states, are also the fattest. Democratic states are the least obese. The same negative trend holds for diabetes and hypertension. Does anyone know if studies have been done on the relative healthiness of Republicans vs. Democrats? My un-scientific observations of the "Tea Party" rallies (the cranky Republicans), I see a great deal of fat people. Why do you think this is?