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OBESITY RATES: Data Shows 43 Percent Drop Among Young Children

 

Maybe all the talk about healthy eating habits is paying off. New data published Tuesday shows a 43 percent drop in obesity rates among children two-to-five-years-old during the last 10 years.

 

According to the new federal data, just over eight percent of the children two-to-five were obese in 2011-2012, that's down from nearly 14 percent back in 2003-2004.

 

While that's certainly good news, you can't say the same for the rest of the population, whose obesity rates remained unchanged. And there's bad news for women older than 60 -- their obesity rates were up about 21 percent during that same period.

 

Source: The Washington Post

 

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