Monday, March 28, 2016

Fattest and thinnest cities

I have no idea what the point is--

--To irritate or endear to chambers of commerce?
--To make thin people in fat cities feel good about themselves, and the converse?
--To add to the "national conversation" on fat?
--To pinpoint cities with the best and worst restaurants?
--Just because no good stats should go to waste?

At any rate, here they are:

FATTEST: Memphis, Shreveport, Indianapolis, Jackson (MS), New Orleans, Chattanooga, Mobile, San Antonio, Greenville (SC), Little Rock.

THINNEST: Tucson, Denver, Colorado Springs, San Francisco, Boston, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Boise, Reno, Honolulu.

Memphis has five times as many obese adults as San Francisco.

Memphis also has the highest percentage of physically inactive adults.

Canton-Massillon (OH) has the highest percentage of diabetic adults.

Just as an aside, Memphis also has terrific barbeque.

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