Overweight and Unhealthy Americans: The Impact on Business [Photo Gallery]

March 27, 2017
The costs of obesity-related medical treatment are nearly $316 billion a year and annual productivity losses due to work absenteeism to more than $8.6 billion.

Certain places are more responsible than others for tipping the scale in favor of bad health. To identify them, WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 17 key indicators of weight-related problems. WalletHub’s data set ranges from share of physically inactive adults to projected obesity rates by 2030 to healthy-food access. Click here for the full report, with findings, expert advice on tackling America’s growing obesity problem and a full description of the survey methodology.

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