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10 Unhealthiest and Healthiest Cities

Almost 40 percent of the U.S. population age 15 and older is obese, and the cost of obesity-related medical treatment is roughly $147 billion to $210 billion per year, according to a recent study by WalletHub.

For the study, WalletHub compared 100 of the most populous cities in the U.S. across 19 indicators of weight-related issues categorized into three main areas: obesity and overweight, health consequences, and food and fitness. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 indicating the “fattest.”

The 10 unhealthiest cities:

1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
2. Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
3. Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.
4. Jackson, Miss.
5. Mobile, Ala.
6. Tulsa, Okla.
7. Knoxville, Tenn.
8. Toledo, Ohio
9. Baton Rouge, La.
10. August-Richmond County, Ga.-S.C.

The 10 healthiest cities:

1. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.
2. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.
3. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Ore.-Wash.
4. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.
5. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo.
6. Honolulu
7. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.
8. Provo-Orem, Utah
9. Salt Lake City
10. Colorado Springs, Colo.

To access the full report, click here.

Alyssa Rege, Becker’s Hospital Review – 


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