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A Weighty Report: Kids are Growing More Obese

Pat Batcheller

A new study published this week in the journal “Pediatrics” reveals a trend growing in the wrong direction.

An analysis of federal data finds that the rate of obesity among children in the U.S., especially those between 2 and 5 years old, is increasing.

In some cases the rise is dramatic.

The lead author of the study is Duke University Associate Professor Asheley Skinner.

 

She tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that the results hold dire implications for both kids and the nation’s health care system.

 

Click the audio link above to hear the full interview

Image credit: Tyler Neu/Creative Commons

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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