Obesity is an American epidemic.

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Things are so bad that 42% of adults in the U.S. are classified as obese according to a recent study.

Connecticut usually rates pretty well in health metrics but we're not immune to the battle of the bulge, with three Connecticut cities marked as obesity hot spots. Wallet Hub recently released the results of their study: 100 Most Obese U.S. Cities and Nutmeggers are on the radar.

Here are the 3 Connecticut Cities and their obesity ranking

#56 - Hartford, Connecticut

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#68 - New Haven, CT

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#80 - Bridgeport, CT

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The nation's most obese city was McAllen, Texas, Jackson Mississippi was #2 and Shreveport, Louisiana was #3.

How did our neighbors rate?

Springfield, MA was #73, New York, NY was #88 and New Jersey came out clean, none of their cities were mentioned on the terrible tubby list.

Here is some key takeaways from Study Finds:

  • Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults classified as obese.
  • Obesity-related medical treatments costing around $190.2 billion annually.
  • Obesity related absenteeism results in approximately $4.3 billion in productivity losses each year.
  • Obesity is becoming more and more prevalent in the U.S., and it’s costing us big time.

How did W.H. Come to these conclusions? They looked at a variety of key factors including:

  • Percentage of Obese Adults
  • Percentage of Physically Inactive Adults
  • Percentage of Adults With High Cholesterol
  • Percentage of Adults With Low Fruit/Veggie Consumption
  • Percentage of Diabetic Adults
  • Percentage of Adults With High Blood Pressure

Give it a year, Ozempic execs will be credited with curing obesity or sitting in a Federal courtroom with a lot of explaining to.

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If you consider yourself a breakfast sandwich connoisseur, you know that a bad one will really upset you, so getting the right deli or breakfast spot is what matters most. Most breakfast sandwich extremists know exactly where they are going when they are hungry in the morning and they have their favorite spot. They'll travel out of there way to get there if necessary and it will be worth every extra second.

Maybe you don't have a favorite, or your preference isn't in business anymore, maybe you are new to the Danbury area and if so, you came to the right place. I found a pretty comprehensive list of some of the Danbury areas best places for a breakfast sandwich and It just happened to be on the Danbury, CT Reddit page.

If you are looking to have someone blow smoke up your a--, there are plenty of websites where you can get that. If you want honest, harsh and critical reviews, go to Reddit. If you find a positive review on Reddit, it's because the place they are recommending is very good at what they do.

Someone just like you (u/JansportStrings) was is search of breakfast on Sunday and posted: "Best Breakfast Sandwiches/Delis in the Area?" Below are the delis/eateries they selected.

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Mark Twain lived in CT for nearly 20 years, he owned homes in Hartford and Redding. Twain even purchased a second Redding home for his daughter. During his CT years he wrote classics like; "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court."

Each week on the Ethan and Lou Radio Show we are joined in the studio by Mike Allen for a segment we call: "The Place You Live." Mike brings his research findings with him and shares another amazing local story, this week, it was all about Mark Twain's ties to the Constitution State. This is a visual guide of Mark Twain's footprint on Connecticut.

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For over 50 years Remington Arms was one of the most vital companies located in Bridgeport, CT and their facility was monstrous. Today, there is a shell of the Remington Arms factory leftover in Bridgeport. The property is located on Barnum Avenue and it’s become a must-see spot for ghost hunters and fans of abandoned properties. 

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