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In the war on weight, a victory in the battle against childhood obesity

November 24, 2016
by David Goldstein
McClatchy

“These declines represent an important sign of progress, and it is particularly significant since the change is among lower-income children, who are the most vulnerable,” said Laura Segal, director of public affairs for the Trust for America’s Health, a public health advocacy think tank. “While overall rates remain high, this shows that efforts can have a real impact. It’s easier and more effective to prevent obesity in early childhood than to reverse trends later in life.”


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