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390301 01: People enjoy themselves June 7, 2001 on the beach in Hollywood, Florida as a new study released Wednesday says obese adults have more chronic health problems than smokers, heavy drinkers or the poor. The report, published in the latest issue of the British journal, "Public Health," by the RAND institute in Santa Monica found that obese people have on average nearly twice the chronic health troubles of people of normal weight. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s no secret that a lot of people in the country are overweight. In fact, reports suggest that 40% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is obese. And while there are overweight folks everywhere, there are some cities where more of the population is considered “fat,” and a new report reveals which ones they are. Surprisingly, this South Carolina city made the list.

Top Ten Fattest Cities In The Country

  1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
  2. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
  3. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
  4. Jackson, MS
  5. Knoxville, TN
  6. Tulsa, OK
  7. Mobile, AL
  8. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
  9. Columbia, SC
  10. Lafayette, LA

As for the city with the least amount of overweight people, that honor goes to the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California area, which is dead last for health consequences and in the bottom ten for both food and fitness, and obesity and overweight indicators.

Source: WalletHub