Kentucky Health Report

Some unfortunate news, in a recent report, Kentucky ranked fifth nationally for overall obesity rates. It was number one, though, in high school obesity rates.Some professionals say the Commonwealth has always struggled with obesity rates. Their reasoning was that obesity tends to be more prevalent in poverty-stricken areas.In Kentucky, rural areas have the highest rates of obesity. Southern and Eastern Kentucky rank among the highest rates in the state.Dr. Christopher Bolling, Chair for the Obesity Task Force at the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said it is cheaper and easier for people to east fast food instead of going to the grocery.”

Source: MG News

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