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.
America's 10 Fattest Cities (by metro region)
- Jackson, Miss.
- Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.
- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Ark.
- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Tex.
- Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
- Chattanooga, Tenn.-Ga.
- Mobile, Ala.
- Lafayette, Louis.
- Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Knoxville, Tenn.