Abdominal obesity rate remains steady in U.S. children

07/21/2014 | HealthDay News · Reuters

The rate of abdominal obesity in U.S. children ages 2 to 18 remained steady at nearly 18% between 2003 and 2012, according to research in the journal Pediatrics. Abdominal fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and Asheley Cockrell Skinner of the University of North Carolina commented that parents need to be aware of those risks.

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