Gallup: Memphis is most overweight city in America

(WBIR) The most overweight city in America is located in Tennessee.

Memphis tips the scales with an obesity rate of 31.9 percent, according to a recent Gallup survey. Fewer than half of the city's residents reported regular exercise.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index looked at American's height and weight to calculate a collective body mass index by area. Gallup found that almost no city in the U.S., regardless of size, has an obesity rate of less than 15 percent.

The only exception is Boulder, Co. where the obesity rate is only 12.4 percent.

Nationally the obesity rate is 27.1 percent, which is the highest since Gallup-Healthways started tracking obesity rates.


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