Slay Launches St. Louis Campaign to Fight Obesity
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says city residents need to lose more weight.
The mayor on Thursday launched an effort to reduce obesity among adult residents by 5 percent by 2018.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 31 percent of the city's adult residents are obese, according to a 2011 regional health report.
Slay called obesity "a major social concern" and "one of the greatest drivers of chronic disease and health care costs in the United States."