St. Louis Public Radio News
4:25 pm
Fri January 3, 2003

St. Louis is 5th Fattest City in U.S.

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis just keeps getting fatter.

"Men's Fitness" magazine has ranked the Gateway City the fifth-fattest city in the country (last year's ranking was ninth).

The reasons include extreme weather in both the winter and summer that makes exercise harder. St. Louis is in a tie with Miami and Minneapolis for the most fast food restaurants per capita in the nation; and also ranks first with its one bar for every 1,400 residents.

But the survey also notes St. Louis is in the top three for most health clubs per capita.

For more information, read the "Men's Fitness" article on St. Louis by clicking here.