Childhood Obesity Rates Stabilized, Researchers Say
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the percentage of obese children has been relatively unchanged since 1999 among all racial and age groups. About 16.3% of U.S. children are obese, and an additional 15.6% of kids are overweight, according to the study.
- "Child Obesity Rate in U.S. Hits a Plateau, Researchers Say" (Zarembo, Los Angeles Times, 5/28).