Published Tue, Aug 14, 2012 1:43 pm Dateline
West Virginia ranks third when tallying the obesity epidemic in this country.
That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New data released this week show only Mississippi and Louisiana rank higher.
According to the report, West Virginia's obesity rate is 32.4 percent, and Kentucky's is 30.4 percent.
Those are two of 12 states in the country with rates of more than 30 percent.