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STUDY: Childhood obesity rates on the decline

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There is good news in the childhood battle of the bulge! Health officials say they now have evidence of a decline in childhood obesity.

A government report found slight declines in obesity rates for low-income pre-schoolers in a federal food program in 18 states. Experts say the lower numbers may be due to policies that promote breast-feeding, and healthier eating.

Nationwide, about 12% of boys and girls are obese.

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