Read it and be proud my people! You're in the national news again.
All ya gotta do is cruise a grocery store in any WV town to understand all of this. . . a bunch of grossly overweight ignorant buffoons loading up on hi-carb, low protein crap food. It really is sickening to see sometimes. And no, it's not like that every place, as these statistics show.
"a chronically diseased population." Nice.
Education is the key to all our problems. . . if they could only read the labels.
Have another Little Debbie cake, smoke another pack of cheap cigarettes, stick another chew in yer pie hole and pour another case of rock-gut beer down your throat.
Getting enough sleep? They aren't in West Virginia
By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer – 56 mins ago
ATLANTA – Sleepless in Seattle? Hardly. West Virginia is where people are really staying awake, according to the first government study to monitor state-by-state differences in sleeplessness.
West Virginians' lack of sleep was about double the national rate, perhaps a side effect of health problems such as obesity, experts said. . . .
But experts noted several possible explanations: West Virginia ranks at or near the bottom of the nation in several important measurements of health, including obesity, smoking, heart disease and the proportion of adults with disabilities. Studies have increasingly found sleeping problems in people with certain health problems, including obesity.
"You would expect to see poorer sleep within a chronically diseased population," noted Darrel Drobnich of the National Sleep Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy and research organization.