An editorial from The Register-Herald
BECKLEY, W.Va. — In the last 25 years, people in 25 states became 10 percent more obese.
According to a new report by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), West Virginia is tied for second with Alabama and Mississippi as the most obese state. Only Louisiana surpassed the trio.
Pegged at 35.8 percent, more than 650,000 West Virginians are classified as obese.
As we’ve been told so many times, West Virginians have those health issues in spades.
But it’s not just West Virginia that can’t seem to get a handle on its weight. Only four states were able to decrease their average weight in 2014…