Shreveport-Bossier: America’s 2nd-Fattest Metro Area
This is National Nutrition Month, but you could never tell by the poor ranking Shreveport-Bossier gets on '2016's Fattest Cities in America' list.
Personal finance website WalletHub compared 100 of the most-populated U.S. metro areas across key metrics, ranging from percentage of adults and high school students who are obese, to percentage of people who are physically inactive, to come up with its rankings.
Here are some stats for Weight Problems in Shreveport-Bossier City (1=Worst, 50=Average):
5th - % of Obese Adults
6th - % of Physically Inactive Adults
12th - % of Adults with High Cholesterol
1st - % of Adults Eating Fewer than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
5th - % of Adults with Diabetes
2nd - % of Adults with High Blood Pressure
8th - % of Overweight Teens
26th - % of Obese Teens
1st - % of Overweight Children
So you're probably wondering...what IS America's fattest metro area? That 'honor' (or perhaps DIShonor) is reserved for Memphis, TN-MS-AR. Rounding out the bottom five are Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN; Jackson, MS; and New Orleans-Metairie, LA.
The least fat metro areas are Honolulu, HI; Reno, NV; Boise, ID; Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV; Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA; and Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH.
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