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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Childhood Obesity Rate Dropping - California

A rounding error, probably.
From 2005 to 2010 the obesity/overweight rate in children in California dropped one percentage point, offering hope that the three-decade-long increase may be finally turning, researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) revealed in a new report. However, the authors emphasize that rates are still extremely high - three times higher among 12-19 year olds and four times higher among 6-11 year olds than they were in the 1970s...

Lead author, Dr. Susan Babey, said:

"Children's health is still at risk in a significant number of counties," said Babey. "We found that 31 of California's 58 counties experienced an increase in childhood overweight over the five-year period from 2005 to 2010. We hope this county-by-county analysis will help community leaders pinpoint and take action in counties in the greatest danger."
There is no favorable trend.

There is only PR hype.

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