No real progress on child obesity, latest report says

April 7, 2014 8:03 PM

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No real progress on child obesity, latest report says

Reports of significant progress against child obesity in the United States have been premature, say the latest researchers to take a look at the data.

Overall child obesity rates are flat, and rates of severe obesity are rising, says a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. And the idea that rates are plunging among preschoolers — heralded in a study and press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just weeks ago — did not...

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