Nashville ranks among Top 20 ‘fattest cities in America’

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Nashville is the 18th fattest metropolitan area in the country, according to new research by personal finance website WalletHub.

The company released its “Fattest Cities in America” study Wednesday to coincide with National Nutrition Month.

WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across three key dimensions: obesity and overweight, health consequences, and food and fitness.

Those dimensions were evaluated using 19 metrics and each city’s weighted average was determined across all metrics to calculate its overall score.

Other Tennessee metro areas made the list, as well:

  • 3rd: Memphis
  • 7th: Knoxville
  • 16th: Chattanooga

The study also ranked Nashville in other categories:

  • 11th: % of Overweight Adults
  • 54th: % of Physically Inactive Adults
  • 34th: % of Adults with High Cholesterol
  • 20th: % of Adults with Diabetes
  • 20th: % of Adults with High Blood Pressure

Click here to view WalletHub’s 2019 “Fattest Cities in America.” 

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