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HEALTH OBESITY: This Chart Shows How Hard It Is to End Childhood Obesity

Despite "Let's Move" and similar efforts, overall childhood obesity in America hasn't declined in recent years.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

I would be leery of the drop in obesity in early childhood because the data are self-reported.  Why it is hard to end childhood obesity is that much of it starts in the womb with fetal programming that alters the epigenetics of the fetus dramatically, increasing the likelihood of life-long metabolic dysfunction that increases the likelihood of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

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