As far as the states go, Missouri continues to put on pounds. The Show-Me State is ranked the 9th heaviest state this year. Compare that to 14th in 2014 and 20th in 2013.
Biscuit is morbidly obese and that is a concern for officials at the St. Charles Animal Control shelter.
A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in Illinois and 38 other states will be obese not merely overweight.
The morbidly obese often don’t fit into crematory incinerators.
One-fourth of local adults are technically obese.
St. Louis got an overall grade of a C.
The study bolsters evidence that chubby babies are not always the picture of health.
Baby fat might look cute, but it’s far from benign.