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These 10 Cities Were Ranked America’s 'Fattest' by WalletHub

WalletHub analyzed 100 American urban centers for 18 key indicators of weight-related problems—giving each an aggregate negative score. The 10 cities that ranked the fattest are in one area of the country.

It's no secret that America has an obesity problem. Approximately 40 percent of the U.S. population age 15 and older is currently obese, according to personal finance website WalletHub. Consequently, the national cost of related medical treatments has risen to nearly $316 billion per year, and annual productivity losses due to work absenteeism is $8.6 billion.

With this in mind, WalletHub surveyed 100 American urban centers to determine where men and women are leading the unhealthiest lives. They considered 18 key indicators of weight-related problems—obesity, dietary and exercise habits, general health consequences—granting each city with an aggregate negative score. 

View this clickable gallery to see which cities ranked in the top 10. Spoiler alert: All 10 cities were in the South. 

View this gallery to see which cities ranked as healthiest by WalletHub.

For the complete WalletHub survey, click here.

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