Slay Launches St. Louis Campaign to Fight Obesity

6 years 4 months 14 hours ago Friday, May 30 2014 May 30, 2014 Friday, May 30, 2014 11:21:24 AM CDT May 30, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

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."

 

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