TODAY   |  August 07, 2013

Significant decrease in childhood obesity is a first

According to health officials the obesity rate for low-income preschoolers declined slightly in 18 states, the first-ever nationwide decrease in the epidemic, which has been growing for decades. But the Centers for Disease Control warns that rates are still too high, with one in three children and teens overweight.

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>> say for the first time there's a significant decrease in childhood obesity nationwide. in 18 states the obesity rates for low income preschoolers are down slightly after rising for decades. despite that decline the cdc says obesity rates are still too high. one third of children and teens and more than 2-thirds of adults in the u.s. are either obese or overweight.