Researchers find slight decrease in obesity among young children

Dec. 25, 2012, Los Angeles Times

By Mary MacVean

Obesity may be declining slightly among preschoolers in low-income families, researchers looking at federal data said.

Obesity and extreme obesity in childhood have been associated with other risk factors for heart disease and with premature death. And the condition is likely to continue into adulthood, Dr. Liping Pan of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote. Continue reading