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2017’s Fattest Cities in America Are a Lesson in Portion Control


Make America eat sensibly again.

WalletHub has released a list of the fattest cities in America for 2017. And the rankings confirm what we learned in last year’s list of the heaviest states: the South is so heavy, you half expect the weight of everyone there to cause a tectonic plate underneath to snap, causing the entire region to break off from the rest of the country and form a new nation founded on the core principles of Duncan Hines, Pizza Hut and Häagen- Dazs.

The list was created by analyzing 17 factors in three categories: obese population figures, weight-related health problems and healthy environment. Grab a Big Gulp and check it out for yourself below.

Source: WalletHub

America’s 10 Fattest Cities (by metro region)

  1. Jackson, Miss.
  2. Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.
  3. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Ark.
  4. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Tex.
  5. Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
  6. Chattanooga, Tenn.-Ga.
  7. Mobile, Ala.
  8. Lafayette, Louis.
  9. Winston-Salem, N.C.
  10. Knoxville, Tenn.

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