CDC reports obesity among preschoolers is dropping

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The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese has dropped over the last 10 years.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the decline is only modest, but researchers said it’s still encouraging.

Low-income children are known to be at a higher risk of obesity than peers from wealthier families.

Researchers said they can’t prove what’s behind the decrease but they think two possible contributors include the higher rates of breast feeding  and rising awareness of the importance of physical activity.


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