The childhood obesity rate has leveled off, according to a new study by the CDC. "The prevalence of overweight and obesity among American schoolchildren has plateaued at about 32%," reports Time, and the magazine attributes the lack of obesity increase to national efforts to combat the problem, like fitness programs and healthy eating education. The CDC argues that more time and data collection is needed to truly prove that the obesity epidemic has halted in its tracks. Still, 32% is quite high, and an editorial published alongside the CDC study in the Journal of the American Medical Association points out, "Without substantial declines in prevalence, the public health toll of childhood obesity will continue to mount." [Time]


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