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4.8 million American children are obese, report reveals

There are 4.8 million American children between ages 10 and 17 that are obese, a new report finds.  This makes the national obesity rate 15.3 percent for 2017-18 compared with 16.1 percent in 2016, but the authors say this slight drop is not 'statistically significant.'  Researchers found poor children were more than twice as likely to be dangerously overweight as their rich peers.  Read more.....



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