#1’Fattest’ City In The U.S. Revealed

Most major cities are known for their signature foods and go-to restaurants, but all of that good eating (and lack of) may be contributing to the latest statistics of the nation’s most obese residents.

A new survey, conducted by analysts from WalletHub for National Nutrition Month, compared 100 U.S. metro cities on key areas like “percentage of physically inactive adults” and “percentage of adults eating fewer than one serving of fruits or vegetables per day” among others in order to “identify those where weight-related problems call for heightened attention.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that more than a third of U.S. adults were obese in 2012 (latest numbers). Nearly 58 percent of African American women 20 years and over were obese during the period 2009 – 2012, and 37.9 percent of African American men in the same age group were obese in that period.