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Risk of Childhood Obesity Higher Among Minorities
Date:3/1/2010

d this devastating health problem and get a healthy start in life."

The study appears online March 1 and in the April print issue of the journal Pediatrics.

Previous research has shown that racial/ethnic disparities in obesity are already present in preschool years, and these disparities persist as children grow older. In the United States, rates of overweight and obesity among children aged 2 to 19 are: Mexican-Americans, 38 percent; blacks, 34.9 percent; and whites, 30.7 percent.

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The Nemours Foundation has more about overweight and obesity in children.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Pediatrics, news release, March 1, 2010


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