Nov. 10, 2014, HealthDay
By Maureen Salamon
The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests.
Tracking nearly 4,000 children in three U.S. metropolitan areas over five years, researchers found that 83 percent of obese 10th graders had also been obese in fifth grade. Only 12 percent of kids who were obese in fifth grade transitioned to a normal weight over the following half-decade, according to the study. Continue reading