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Poor Neighborhoods Home to More Obese Kids: Study
Date:11/16/2012

s, the researchers said.

Nearly 32 percent of U.S. children aged 2 to 19 years are overweight or obese, the study authors pointed out in the news release.

Although the study found an association between childhood obesity and neighborhood economic and education status, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

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The U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has more about overweight and obesity in children.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Rice University, news release, Nov. 12, 2012


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