Yes, it is true! Tri-Cities is ranked as the 9th fattest metropolitan area in the nations. This stat was posted on and is from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (yes there is such a thing) who ranked the 10 most obese metropolitan areas in the U.S.   They report our obesity rate at 33.2 percent.   Not a stat we want to own.   Read more at CNBC.COM.