By Amelia Slater

2nd November 2018

So we know that the US is home to some of the biggest take-away joints on earth – not to mention the fact that a single slice of pizza can be as big as your head!

Mmm…pizza….

FOCUS!

It’s no secret that the convenience of fast food has become a catalyst for the obesity crisis currently sweeping across America.

Therefore, it is unsurprising that 13% of the world’s population of obese adults are based in America alone.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of US adults are overweight and unhealthy!

Let’s face it, those portion sizes are anything but a blessing…but just who is it that’s tipping the scale?

Check out the top 50 unhealthiest places in America! You might have a few surprises along the way…

50. Worcester, Massachusetts

First up on our list, we have Worcester!

Fun fact: After Boston, Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts and is actually named after the Worcester town in England.

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Sadly, Worcester is also known as the ‘fattest city’ in Massachusetts, according to a survey by WalletHub.

In the eight annual County Health Rankings, Worcester was placed 9th out of 14 counties in health outcomes!

49. Houston, Texas

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Houstin, we have a problem.

The most populous city in Texas and fourth most populous in America…

…is apparently the third unhealthiest city in Texas! According to the Centre for Disease Control, a whopping 34% of the population are overweight!

48. Rocky Mount

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This town in North Carolina has a rocky relationship with health!

The premature death rate is 459.4% (per 100,000 people) and adult obesity makes up 34.9%.

Yikes!