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Study: Atlanta ranks 21 on list of top 50 healthiest cities

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According to the American College of Sports Medicine's 2012 American Fitness Index, the city of Atlanta is the 21st healthiest metropolitan area in the United States.

Minneapolis-St. Paul placed No. 1 on the index for the second consecutive year.

Minneapolis-St. Paul has a low rate of diabetes, and bike and transit commuters contribute to its ranking.

In Atlanta's case, the city has lower rates of angina or coronary heart disease than the national goal, a lower death rate for diabetes and more recreation centers per capita than the national average.

The data examined fell into two categories: 1) personal health indicators and 2) community and environmental indicators.

Visit www.AmericanFitnessIndex.org for a complete list of the data components.

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