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Kids’ Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - Feb• 06•11

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“Nearly one-third of all the students said they drank a soda the day before, while fewer than half said they could recall having eaten two portions of fruits and vegetables in the same time frame.

And while 34 percent of non-obese kids consumed lunches provided by their school, that figure rose to 45 percent among obese students.

Only one-third of all the kids reported exercising a half hour for five days during the previous week. Obese children were much less likely than non-obese kids to participate in regular exercise and/or physical education classes, and less likely to be a part of a sports team.

Among obese children, 58 percent reported watching two hours of TV in the past day. That compared with 41 percent of non-obese kids.”

Kids’ Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

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