Study Finds Slight Dip in Obesity Rates Among Children From Poor Families

Study Finds Slight Dip in Obesity Rates Among Children From Poor Families

A recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that there is slight dip observed in obesity among 2- to 4-year-olds from poor families. It has been concluded after examining data from 30 states and the District of Columbia, from 1998 to 2010.

Published Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, the research has examined the height and weight measurements of 27 million children, who were apparently part of the federal Women, Infants and Children program.

This report has certainly given a breather that there is improvement at some level at least. There has been decline observed in obesity rate among several major cities, including Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia.

However, it yet not clear as to what pushed the rate down. It has been added that breast feeding of infants from low-income families has increased over the years and besides this, there are changes in the environment, as reported by food marketing practices released by the Federal Trade Commission on Friday.

It is hoped that initiative like Let's Move! Child Care, initiated by Michelle Obama's office, could make considerable change in the same context, thereby serving the real purpose of a healthy life for one and all.

emplacements: 
nouvelles generales: 
Share Share