So Men's Fitness has its "fattest cities" list out again, of course it's all over the news. This "study" by Men's Fitness is junk science. What's really sad is that other sources report it as if scientific fact. You know what operationalizations (ways to measure) obesity they used? Things such as number of pizza and ice cream joints, weather, and number of sporting goods stores. That tells us nothing about what the people actually look like. The CDC also did a study. It was much more scientific and looked at BMIs. I don't know why that one isn't reported more often.