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CDC report finds slight decrease in rate of obesity among some children
Modern Healthcare

There may be new hope in the fight against obesity among American youth.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found the first evidence of a decline in the rate of childhood obesity. Obesity rates in 19 states fell slightly from 2008 to 2011 for low-income children between the ages of 2 and 4 years old.

The study included 12 million children from 40 states and the District of Columbia, many of whom were participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, a federal nutrition program for mothers and children under the age of five.