Percentage of Children with Abdominal Obesity is Leveling Off

July 21, 2014 1:35 PM

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New statistics have concluded that the rates of abdominal obesity in children have finally leveled off. The report conducted by the researchers from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis found that after these rates increased steadily for 10 years, the percentage of children classified as abdominally obese has remained pretty much the same from 2003 to 2012.

"Even though the trends were flat across the years, the prevalence of abdominal obesity is still too high," said senior author Lyn M. Steffen.

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