2017’s Fattest Cities in America

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Jill Gonzalez WalletHub Analyst

Jill Gonzalez

Jill Gonzalez
WalletHub Analyst

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: We based our research on recent findings that suggest that 70 percent of the adult U.S. population is overweight or obese. With that in mind, we wanted to find which metro areas offer the best environments for a healthy and active lifestyle.

Based on the report’s methodology, we concluded that areas in the south tend to have higher overweight and obese rates, as some fail to offer residents healthy environments and amenities that would facilitate a more active lifestyle. Please find the report’s main findings here: https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-cities-in-america/10532/#main-findings.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: The rising obesity rate in America is alarming, to say the least. As a nation, we have an unhealthy relationship with fast food and sugar.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: Some cities have taken to politics to combat this epidemic, implementing ‘soda taxes’ or creating awareness campaigns. It would be interesting to analyze research of how much these are helping residents to make healthier choices.

MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add?

Response: For more details you can always visit the full report here: https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-cities-in-america/10532/.

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Citation:

2017’s Fattest Cities in America
Introduction by Richie Bernardo

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