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Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off

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In tonight's Healthier Me, studies of low-income preschoolers in the two largest U.S. cities are offering evidence that the childhood obesity epidemic may have leveled off.


     Over the past decade, researchers have tracked and compared the prevalence of obesity among 3- and 4-year-old children living in New York City and Los Angeles County, and the results are encouraging; childhood obesity in the Big Apple dropped 4% between 2003 and 2011, and Los Angeles County, though a slightly different story (prevalence there continued to rise until 2008), has lately seen a slow-but-steady decrease back to about 20% in 2011.

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