West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
350 Capitol Street • Room 206 • Charleston, WV 25301-3715
Phone: (304) 558-0644 Fax: (304) 558-1553


Older Adults

While older adults have the second-lowest prevalence of obesity of all West Virginia adults, older adults are the population frequently diagnosed and treated for chronic diseases that are closely associated with excess body weight, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and arthritis. There is ample evidence that individuals with these illnesses or at risk of developing these diseases can benefit from increased physical activity and good nutrition.  



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