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Weight in kindergarten a predictor of childhood obesity
Weight in kindergarten a predictor of childhood obesity (February 3, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Atlanta - A new report conducted by researchers at Emory Rollins School of Public Health finds that a child's weight in kindergarten is a strong predictor of childhood obesity. Researchers studied data on nearly 4 million children, examining the prevalence of overweight and obese children upon entering kindergarten. Results showed that over 14% of children enter kindergarten overweight, and that these children are over 4x more likely than children of a normal weight to be obese by grade 8
 
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