Surprisingly, Southern cities didn't dominate this list

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America's Fattest Cities
1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas

Obesity rate: 38.8 percent
Annual obesity-related costs: $410.9 million

Located near the Mexican border in southern Texas, this metro area is the most obese in the nation, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. If the region dropped the rate from 38.8 percent to 15 percent, it could potentially save a whopping $252 million a year in medical costs annually.


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