Facebook can be amazing when it comes to helping us reconnect with someone from our past---get this something new our old friend Facebook is now doing---A new study found that Facebook activity in certain areas of the country can predict obesity rates.


Researchers found that the more people in a certain area or region who "like" or share information about healthy activities on Facebook, the lower the chances of that area having a high obesity rate.

On the other hand, the more people who "like" or share information about TV, the higher the odds of that area having a higher obesity rate.

For example, the highest number of activity-related "likes" were in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho – which has an obesity rate 12 percent lower than in Kansas City, where there was the lowest number of activity-related Facebook "likes." (TheAtlantic.com)