The Fattest Cities in the U.S.

Obesity and its resulting health issues are becoming a major concern in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of Americans are obese, with the estimated medical cost of obesity rising to $147 billion in 2008 alone.

WalletHub put together a panel of experts to analyze which U.S. cities are struggling the most with this complex health issue. Pulling data from sources like the CDC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, WalletHub evaluated 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across numerous metrics, such as prevalence of overweight or obese residents, access to health facilities and healthy food and number of weight-related health issues. You can read the full report and an explanation of the methodology here.

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