“1. Memphis, Tenn.: 34% Researchers have found that residents are aware of the area’s obesity problem, currently affecting 34% of its population. Among the causes they blame: high rates of poverty and a culture of Southern hospitality and food that values certain types of dishes—many of them fried—over healthier choices.”
Interesting that in the US, that poverty is actually a cause of being overweight. That relationship is probably reversed in some areas of the world.