Cities With The Deadliest Diets

August 24, 2014 6:52 PM

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While most Americans can choose what they want to eat each day, in many regions that choice is considerably limited. A range of direct and indirect factors, including income, food availability and education, can shape eating habits. In some parts of the country, diets are particularly unhealthy.

Based on data from Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 24/7 Wall St. created an index of six measures to evaluate the regional diets of large American cities. The New Orleans metro area has the least healthy overall diet among al...

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