Obesity prevalence among low-income, preschool-aged children - United States, 1998-2008.

@article{Frieden2009ObesityPA,
  title={Obesity prevalence among low-income, preschool-aged children - United States, 1998-2008.},
  author={Thomas R Frieden and Tanja Popovic and James W. Stephens and Frederic E. Shaw},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 28},
  pages={769-73}
}
Childhood obesity continues to be a leading public health concern that disproportionately affects low-income and minority children. Children who are obese in their preschool years are more likely to be obese in adolescence and adulthood and to develop diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and sleep apnea. One of the Healthy People 2010 objectives (19-3) is to reduce to 5% the proportion of children and adolescents who are obese. CDC's Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS… CONTINUE READING

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