Editorial: Obesity report emphasizes need for fitness efforts
July 6, 2009
Once again, West Virginia ranks as one of the "fattest" states in the nation, underscoring the importance of initiatives under way in the Tri-State to promote fitness.
The annual Trust for America's Health report says 31.1 percent of adults in the Mountain State are obese -- the third highest percentage among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Last year, West Virginia ranked second. Kentucky and Ohio ranked seventh and 10th, respectively, this year.
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