AUDIO: Dietitian Talks About 10 Fattest/Skinniest Cities

Ralphie Aversa  —  03/08/2012 — Leave a comment
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A new Gallup-Healthways poll has revealed the most and least obese metro areas in the country, based on the percentage of residents considered obese. The results were interesting but not too surprising. John Rickards, a registered dietitian based in Philadelphia, said that factors for the results could certainly include average income, climate, and the amount of activity one could participate in. Colorado, known for skiing, jogging, and other outdoor exercises, ranks in as the skinniest state.  

Top 10 most obese metro areas (with percent of residents considered obese):
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas: 38.8 percent
Binghamton, N.Y.: 37.6
Huntington-Ashland, W. Va., Ky., Ohio: 36.0
Rockford, Ill.: 35.5
Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas: 33.8
Charleston, W. Va.: 33.8
Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.: 33.5
Topeka, Kans.: 33.3
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Wash.: 33.2
Reading, Penn.: 32.7

10 least obese metro areas:
Boulder, Colo.: 12.1 percent
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.: 14.5
Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.: 14.6
Barnstable Town, Mass.: 15.9
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, Calif.: 16.4
Naples-Marco Island, Fla.: 16.5
Trenton-Ewing, N.J.: 16.8
Provo-Orem, Utah: 17.1
Colorado Springs, Colo.: 17.4
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.: 17.5

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