With March being National Nutrition Month and Americans collectively spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019's Fattest Cities in America as well as accompanying videos.
In order to call attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent, WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 19 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of obese adults to share of overweight children to projected obesity rates by 2030.
Fattest Cities In America:
- McAllen, Texas
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Jackson, Mississippi
- Mobile, Alabama
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Knoxville, Tennessee
- Toledo, Ohio
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Augusta, Georgia
- Toledo ranks second in highest percentage of Obese Adults.
- Youngstown-Warren-Boardman ranks first in highest percentage of High Cholesterol.
- Canton-Massillon ranks third in highest percentage of Diabetic Adults.
Overall, Ohio has Eight different cities in the top 100. Those include Toledo (8th), Canton-Massillon (21st), Dayton (35th), Youngstown-Warren-Boardman (37th), Columbus (44th), Akron (50th), Cleveland-Elyria (51st) and Cincinnati (60th).
To read the full report, click here.
Photo by: Saul Loeb / Getty Images
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