Our weight is starting to concern public health officials, who hope to call Missourians to more healthy lifestyles. The State Health Department’s Bert Malone says 20-percent of the state population is considered overweight, up from about 13-percent ten years ago. He blames smoking, sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition. He advises talking with a doctor, then doing what he says, even if that means a drastic lifestyle change.
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