CHICAGO (AP) - America's childhood obesity problem may have
New figures show the percentages of kids who were overweight or
obese in 2005 and 2006 were about the same as in 2003 and 2004.
Roughly 32 percent of children were labeled overweight, 16 percent
obese, and 11 percent extremely obese.
One obesity expert calls the news the "first encouraging
finding" after 25 years of increases. But he warns it could be a
If the trend is real, some experts say it could be because more
schools and parents are emphasizing better eating habits and more
But even if there is a leveling-off, experts say the full impact
of the childhood obesity epidemic won't be known for years.
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