Study: NYC Better Than LA at Cutting Childhood Obesity
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The study focused on low income children, ages 3 and 4.
A new study shows New York City is doing better than Los Angeles when it comes to battling childhood obesity for low-income children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Thursday, reporting obesity rates for poor children in New York dropped to around 16 percent while rising in Los Angeles to about 20 percent. The study used obesity rates from 2003 to 2011 and focused on children ages 3 and 4 enrolled in a government program that provides food and other services to woman and children. Here is the full report.
Researchers made a note that the Los Angeles program they used in the study has more Mexican-American children. Obesity is more prevalent in Mexican-American boys than in white or black children. (San Francisco Gate)