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2018’s Fattest Cities in America

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2018’s Fattest Cities in America

Wallet, 3.14.18

According to Erin Eatough, assistant professor of psychology in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College and The Graduate Center at The City University of New York, Americans are the fattest people in the world, not just stereotypically but statistically too. In fact, as of 2017, almost 40 percent of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is obese. But such a finding should come as no surprise, considering the huge availability of fast food and increasingly cheaper grocery items that have negatively altered our diets. Unfortunately, the extra pounds have inflated the costs of obesity-related medical treatment to nearly $316 billion a year and annual productivity losses due to work absenteeism to more than $8.6 billion.

Submitted on: MAR 14, 2018

Category: GC Press Coverage | Psychology