Published On: Jan 04 2012 11:00:07 AM CSTUpdated On: Apr 08 2014 08:42:56 AM CDT
Once considered an affliction of the lazy and indulgent, obesity now affects about one-third of Americans. Gallup and Healthways recently ranked which U.S. cities are the heaviest -- and which are the skinniest -- using Americans' Body Mass Index (BMI) scores. The indexes are calculated based on a person's self-reported height and weight radio, with scores of 30 or above considered obese.
9. (tie) Town of Barnstable, Mass. -- 19.6 percent
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