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UC Davis study shows that the increase in obesity among California school children has slowed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After years of increases in the rates of childhood obesity, a new UC Davis study shows that the increase slowed from 2003 to 2008 among California school children. While encouraged by the results, the authors expressed concern about a group of youngsters currently driving the increase in obesity: children under age 10. read more
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Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

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Phthalate, Environmental Chemical Is Linked to Higher Rates of Childhood Obesity

Health : Newswise Medical News (2 years ago)

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