12/02/2011 08:43 am ET | Updated Dec 02, 2011

The 8 Most Artery-Clogging Cities In The U.S.

By Celeste Perron Oberfest for

These urban centers have the highest rates of heart disease and obesity in the country, perhaps because they seem to promote sedentary lifestyles and diets heavy on fast food but light on fresh produce. sorted through the latest statistical research from the CDC on obesity and heart disease rates to come up with this list of eight metropolitan areas with a population of over 200,000 that are most likely to clog your arteries. And because studies show that unhealthy habits are contagious, anybody moving to or spending time in these places should be extra careful to take care of their tickers.

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The 8 Most Artery-Clogging Cities In The U.S.