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Source: WalletHub

As the U.S. sits last on a global obesity scale, CT's on the thin side

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The United States may be dead last on a global obesity scale, but Connecticut's metropolitan areas weren't necessarily a contributor.

Tuesday, the personal finance website WalletHub released its list of 2016's fattest cities in America.

Of the 100 most populated metro areas in the country, the New Haven-Milford area was the 60th fattest. It had a "fat prevalence" rank of 68, a "weight-related health problems" rank of 68 and a healthy environment rank of 82.

The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford area ranked the 66th.

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk was 80th.

The fattest on the list was Memphis, TN, followed by the Shreveport-Bossier City area of Louisiana.

The thinnest was Honolulu, HI.

According to the Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention, more than a third of American adults and about 17 percent of young people were considered overweight in 2012.

Some scientists have said that Americans spend up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment. It's elevated healthcare costs.

For WalletHub's study, researchers looked at 14 metrics, including percentage of physically inactive adults and percentage of adults eating fewer than one serving of fruits and vegetables per day.

For more information, check out WalletHub's website here.

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