This US metro area tops the list for most overweight residents

Written by Megan Wood | March 23, 2017 | Print  |

Based on 17 indicators of weight-related issues, WalletHub analysts pinpointed the cities with the most overweight residents.

Analysts examined the 100 most populated U.S. metro areas within the scope of the following categories: obesity and overweight; weight-related health problems; and healthy environment.


Here are the top 10 metro areas with the most overweight residents:


1. Jackson, Miss.


2. Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.


3. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Ark.


4. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas


5. Shreveport-Bossier City, La.


6. Chattanooga, Tenn.-Ga.


7. Mobile, Ala.


8. Lafayette, La.


9. Winston-Salem, N.C.


10. Knoxville, Tenn.


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