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Screening shows obesity down among W.Va. Children

May 22, 2008
Associated Press, West Virginia

"It's very encouraging to see this magnitude of decrease in the obesity and overweight rates,'' Neal said. "The state's investment in the prevention of obesity is paying off.'' Still, About 21 percent of all West Virginia children are obese, up from 17 percent in 2004, according to the Trust For America's Health. Nationally, the rate is about 17 percent.

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