Sorry, fellow Americans. We are the fattest people in the world, not just stereotypically, but statistically too. In fact, in 2017, almost 40% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is obese. But such a finding should come as no surprise, considering the huge availability of fast-food and increasingly cheaper grocery store junk. We all pay for those extra pounds with the high costs of obesity-related medical care -- nearly $316 billion a year.
But certain places in these United States are more responsible than others for tipping the scale in favor of bad health. To identify them, WalletHub, an online financial website, compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas through 18 measures of weight-related problems. The measures include how physically inactive adults are, access to healthy food, and more.
Little Rock, Arkansas, had the dis-honor of ranking as the "fattest" city in the US. It was followed by Shreveport, Louisiana and McAllen Texas.
Spokane falls almost in the dead center. It came in at 56th.
If you'd like to read the whole report, click here.
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