South Carolina City has the Most Obesity Rate in America

It’s not a secret that people in all 50 states in the US are overweight or obese. A study released by the CDC shows that more than 40% of people in the U.S. are obese. Of these 30 towns, most are in the South. This is something that stands out right away.

Even though southern cooking is better than most, food isn’t the only reason so many people in this part of the country are overweight. There are three main types of weight-related problems that WalletHub placed the 100 most populous metro areas in the country in: Obesity and Overweight; Health Consequences; and Food & Fitness. They looked at 19 factors, such as the number of overweight or obese adults, teens, and children; the number of people with weight-related health problems like diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure; and the ease of access to parks and healthy food.

Because of these things, WalletHub says that the metro area of McAllen, Edinburg, and Mission, Texas is the most overweight or fat in the country for 2023. That place ranks second for Health Consequences and fifth for Obesity & Overweight. Tenth place on the list goes to Columbia, South Carolina, which is not too far down.

List of Most Obese Cities in the U.S.

  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Little Rock – North Little Rock – Conway, Arkansas
  • Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
  • Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
  • Columbia, South Carolina

The Top Fattest State in the U.S.

In America, being overweight is quickly becoming the norm. This is quickly called “fat-shaming” if you say it. I’m not here to tell you to slim down. My job is not to tell you if you’re fat or not. All of those things should be talked about with your doctor. But I’m here to tell you the truth. And the most current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 70% of U.S. adults (20 and up) are either overweight or obese. Even though they are still lower, rates for kids and teens are also going up. Why should I care? The CDC says that obesity costs our health care system $173 billion a year.

What’s making this happen? One big problem is that people don’t move around enough. Genetics, emotional instability, and not being able to sleep are some other reasons. WalletHub looked at 31 key indicators from all 50 states and the District of Columbia to find out where obesity and overweight people are most likely to stay unhealthy. This set of data includes information about the percentage of obese and overweight people, the amount of sugary drinks teens drink, and the costs of health care linked to obesity. Plus, North Carolina is one of the fattest states, which is bad news. We’re pretty close to the top of these lists.

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