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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?

Date: 
17 August 2013

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