Physical activity may not be a key factor in childhood obesity

04/18/2013 | FoodNavigator

Data on 119 preschool students ages 3 to 6 revealed that normal-weight and overweight participants did not show significant differences in physical-activity levels, suggesting that exercise rates may not be a key factor in childhood obesity. However, researchers found that children with lower socioeconomic status had greater body mass and media consumption. The findings were published in PLoS ONE.

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