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Childhood obesity: Since 1970, rates have increased 2-3 fold
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 6:49 am Email this article
In the last thirty years, the prevalence of obesity among preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years has more than doubled according to a new report on Childhood Obesity from the Institute of Medicine published September 30, 2004. Obesity amount 6-11 year olds has tripled
The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6-11 years in the last thirty years has more than tripled.
9 million obese children over 6-years-old
There are approximately nine million children over six years of age are obese.
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Preventing childhood obesity: Health in the balance. Institute of Medicine. 2004 Sep 30, 482 pages.
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