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New study finds drop in obesity rates for children

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Published on March 7, 2014

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New study finds drop in obesity rates for children
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New study finds drop in obesity rates for children © CureMD Healthcare

Obesity Rate • Obesity rates in children aged 2 to 5 years have significantly decreased over the past decade, according to a study published by JAMA – a journal of the American Medical Association • The researchers found a 43% decline in obesity rates for children of this group, down from 13.9% to 8.4% • Children of all other groups did not witness a decline in their obesity rates, the study, which used data from 2003-2004 to 2011-2012 noted • The findings were revealed on the same day as the first lady Michelle Obama proposed new rules to reduce the types of foods and beverages that can be advertised in schools and marked the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative to fight child obesity

New Federal Regulation • The new federal regulations suggest that companies will no longer be allowed to market logos of highcalorie products such as sodas on cups, vending machines or posters • The new JAMA study said close to 17% children aged 2 to 19 were obese in 2011-2012, the number remaining constant since 2003-2004 and showing a drop of only 0.2% • More than a third of adults aged 20 and above, were obese in the same year, a number which did not change over the course of the study

Childhood Obesity • Four years ago this month, Lady Michelle Obama announced that she was taking on childhood obesity with a new initiative called Let’s Move! • The comprehensive program was part parental education, part government reform with a bit of celebrity encouragement thrown in

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