Majority of obese tenth-graders already obese by fifth grade

November 11, 2014 5:20 PM

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1. Sixty-five percent of studied fifth-graders who were obese in the fifth grade remained obese in the tenth grade.

2. Obese fifth-graders who came from homes of lower household education and those who perceived themselves as heavier than their ideal body weight were more likely to remain obese in the tenth grade.

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