Kaiser Study: Many U.S. Kids Are Obese, Extremely Obese
A new study of more than 700,000 Southern California children enrolled in Kaiser Permanente health plans found that 37% of children were overweight, with 20% classified as obese and 6.5% classified as extremely obese. The study was released last week in the Journal of Pediatrics.
- "More Children Are Extremely Obese" (Roan, Los Angeles Times, 3/18).
- "Disturbing News On Childhood Obesity" (Fisher, San Jose Mercury News, 3/18).
- "Study Finds Extreme Obesity Affects Nearly 1 in 10 Minority Children" ("KPCC News," KPCC, 3/18).