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[Editorial] Slimming down childhood obesity

17 Aug 2013

After decades of increasing obesity rates in the USA, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced good news: a downward trend in the prevalence of obesity in preschoolers from low-income households. The report released Aug 6 presents data showing a small but significant decline in the percentage of obese children between 2 years and 4 years old in 19 of 43 states and territories assessed between 2008 and 2011. With a drop in obesity prevalence in this vulnerable group, is it now possible to identify which public health measures are the most effective in producing results?

17 August 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet