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Greenville ranked an unflattering top 10 'Fattest City' in America

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Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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The "Fattest" metro areas below can be rank-ordered based on the "Overall Rank" column, which encompasses all indicators — not just the prevalence of overweight and obesity problems — analyzed in this report. A rank of "1" corresponds with the "Fattest" metro area.

 

Just when Greenville was getting a lot of positive vibes for its technology and financial growth, along comes a financial website to add on some unwanted heft.

WalletHub added all its data and reported Greenville is among the top 10 Fattest Cities in America. Fat prevalence, weight-related health problems and healthy environment weighed heavily in the findings.

In order to call attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent, WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 14 key metrics. They range from “percentage of adults and high school students who are obese” to “percentage of people who are physically inactive.”

With Americans collectively spending up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2016's Fattest Cities in America.

The Greenville MSA (metropolitan statistical area), according to the web site, includes Anderson and Mauldin.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) considers Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson as the Greenville MSA.

Americans are collectively spending up to $318.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, according to WalletHub.

 

Fattest Metro Areas

 

Thinnest Metro Areas

 

1

Memphis, TN

 

91

Tucson, AZ

 

2

Shreveport, LA

 

92

Denver, CO

 

3

Indianapolis, IN

 

93

Colorado Springs, CO

 

4

Jackson, MS

 

94

San Francisco, CA

 

5

New Orleans, LA

 

95

Boston, MA

 

6

Chattanooga, TN

 

96

Sacramento, CA

 

7

Mobile, AL

 

97

Las Vegas, NV

 

8

San Antonio, TX

 

98

Boise, ID

 

9

Greenville, SC

 

99

Reno, NV

 

10

Little Rock, AR

 

100

Honolulu, HI

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