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Weighty Concerns: Alabama City Named Second Most Obese in National Ranking

Ash Jurberg

Alabama's Weight Woes: City Revealed as Second Most Obese in the U.S

While everything is bigger in Texas, apparently, Alabama is not that far behind- at least according to the latest study on obesity in the United States.

Insider Monkey analyzed data from the CDC on Body Mass Index (BMI) across all cities, with more than one million people in the United States. BMI is calculated using a person's weight and height- it is your weight divided by your height squared.

According to the CDC, a person should have a BMI between 18.5 to 24.9 and the findings were not good for people in Birmingham, Alabama.

While the study found the highest BMI in the nation was in San Antonio, Birmingham was in second place. The average BMI in Alabama was found to be 38.8

Across the United States, nearly a third of adults are overweight, and over 40% are considered to be obese.

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