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ADA: Heavy in Kindergarten, Obese by Grade 8

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Kids who are overweight in kindergarten are more than five times as likely to be obese by the time they enter 8th grade.

The authors of a new study conclude parents must deal with diet and weight at a very young age, even pre-kindergarten.

In the report to the American Diabetes Association, researchers found boys are more likely to be obese than girls.

One expert blames the school system for the epidemic of obesity among the young on the fact physical education is being eliminated in many schools.

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