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Editorial: Obesity report emphasizes need for fitness efforts

July 6, 2009
The Herald-Dispatch

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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