Shreveport may be one of the nation’s fattest cities, but there is some noticeable improvement in 2021.

A year after ranking as the nation’s second-fattest city by WalletHub, Shreveport is ranked fifth this year.

WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 19 key metrics. The data set ranges from the share of physically inactive adults to projected obesity rates by 2030 to healthy-food access.

Shreveport’s rankings in obesity and overweight and health consequences remained the same as the previous year. Shreveport ranked ninth in obesity and overweight. The city ranked third in health consequences.

Where Shreveport showed improvement was in food and fitness, dropping from No. 4 to No. 14.

Other rankings for the city (with 1 being the fattest and 50 being average):

No. 27  – Percentage of overweight adults

No. 13  – Percentage of obese adults

No. 24  – Percentage of physically inactive adults

No. 1 –    Percentage of adults with high cholesterol

No. 2  –  Percentage of adults with low fruit/vegetable consumption

No. 43 – Percentage of adults with diabetes

No. 2 –  Percentage of adults with high blood pressure

A year ago, Shreveport ranked behind only McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas. This year, Shreveport isn’t even the fattest city in Louisiana. 

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