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Obesity Trend Among Low-Income Children May Have Turned The Corner

December 25, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Researchers who analyzed data on low-income children eligible for federally funded maternal and child health and nutrition programs have found that the prevalence of obesity and extreme obesity may have begun to drop. The U.S. researchers said their findings indicate some modest progress in obesity prevention among young children. The prevalence of obesity increased from 13.05 percent in 1998 to 15.21 percent in 2003, but decreased slightly to 14.94 percent in 2010, while extreme obesity decreased to 2.07 percent from 2.22 percent in 2003.
Pan L. et al., "Trends in the Prevalence of Extreme Obesity Among US Preschool-Aged Children Living in Low-Income Families, 1998-2010", The Journal of the American Medical Association, December 25, 2012, © American Medical Association
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