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Obesity down for low-income preschoolers in many states

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2011, the prevalence of obesity decreased significantly among low-income young children in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a study published in the Aug. 6 early-release issue ...

Health

Report shows some improvements in child well-being

(HealthDay)—Preterm births are continuing to decline and smoking levels are at their lowest ever, but obesity has remained stable and diet quality still falls short of recommendations, according to the federal government's ...

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Health of nation reviewed with focus on emergency care

(HealthDay)—Recent trends in the health of the nation are described, with particular focus on emergency care, in the 36th annual report published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the U.S. Centers ...

Overweight & Obesity

ECO: Industry-funded reviews query sweet drink, obesity tie

(HealthDay)—Reviews that are funded by industry tend to find the evidence weak for a causal link between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and the increasing prevalence of obesity, while other reviews consider the evidence ...

Overweight & Obesity

Childhood obesity starts at home

As parents, physicians and policymakers look for ways to curb childhood obesity, they may need to look no further than a child's own backyard.

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