What Texas Cities are the Fattest?
In this world of fast food and instant gratification, it's easy to blow your diet and put on a few extra pounds. Take it from me, I never met a midnight snack I didn't like. How fat are Texans in general?
According to the financial website WalletHub, not that bad compared to the rest of the country. Comparing metrics of the 100 most populated cities including rates of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, consumption of healthier foods like fruits and vegetables and other factors, Texas has only 6 metro areas out of the top 100.
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission was the fattest Texas city coming in at #3 on the list. On the plus side (no pun intended), it takes another 30 cities before El Paso comes in 33rd. Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington is ranked #44, San Antonio-New Braunfels 46th, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 53rd, Austin-Round Rock is the last of the Texas cities in the top 100 at #77. See the full report here.