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According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, an estimated 300,000 U.S. deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic.

This is more than alcohol (88,000), firearms (11,208) and barely behind cigarettes (480,000). It is an epidemic and on the rise.

That comes down to 822 deaths per day, 34 deaths per hour, and one death every other minute.

This site counts the number of deaths caused by obesity since being published to the web on .