Well, come on now, what did you expect?

In the South, we love our butter and deep-fried foods.

Nobody has better food than you'll find in the South.

According to a new study, nobody has more obese people than the South.

What about Alabama?

How many cities did we land on this list?

WELL....we will get to that in just a moment.

How was this list created?

The folks at 24/7 looked at county data from the 2023 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, which was done in conjunction with the University Of Wisconsin.

The data formed the list of the "Fifty Most Obese Cities In America".

Let us all dive into the list!

35. MOBILE

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The people of Mobile, Alabama represent the first city in Alabama to make the list.

The obesity rate among adults is nearly 40% (The national average is 32%)

31. DECATUR

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Decatur, Alabama has a slightly larger percentage than Mobile of adults who are obese.

Now, we get closer to the top and we find:

17. GADSDEN

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That's right! Gadsden, Alabama has an obesity rate among adults of 41.1%.

 

THE NUMBERS GET SMALLER, AND THE BUTTS GET BIGGER

And look at who is in the TOP TEN:

9. TUSCALOOSA

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NO!

My hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama made the TOP 10 list of fattest cities in America!?!?

T-town has an obesity rate of 42.2% (ten points above average)

Well, in Tuscaloosa, we go big or we go to a drive-thru.

Here are the Top 5:

5. McAllen, Texas

Obesity rate: 42.9%

4. Saginaw, Michigan

Obesity rate: 42.9%

3. Alexandria, Louisiana

Obesity rate: 43.2%

2. MONTGOMERY

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Yes, that's right. We have two cities in the Top 10.

Tuscaloosa and the #2 fattest city in America, Montgomery, Alabama.

Who's #1:

1. Laredo, Texas

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TEXAS LIKES 'EM BIGGER!

Now, they got 'em!

The fattest city in the USA.

Obesity rate: 44.6%

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