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Obesity Rates In Young Children Down Over The Past Ten Years
2012-12-26 09:54:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With about one in three children in the US now being overweight, an important turn may have just been made in the growing obesity epidemic. A new study by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a slight decline in obesity among 2- to 4-year-olds in poor families. The finding offers hope that the obesity epidemic has reached a plateau in that particular group and is starting to reverse the...


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