#9. Childhood Obesity Reversed
Whether you call it a disease, an epidemic, or a trend, childhood obesity is a big problem in the U.S. But for the first time in three decades, the numbers seem to be on the decline.
A study of 12 million American preschoolers suggests that efforts to promote better nutrition and more exercise are finally paying off. The implications go beyond preschools, too, since young children's weight is a good indicator of their future health.
A White House task force is working hard to keep obesity numbers dropping.
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