Overweight children 9 and older eat fewer calories, study says

09/10/2012 | MedPage Today

Overweight or obese children 9 and older eat fewer calories than their normal-weight peers, but the opposite is true for younger children, a University of North Carolina School of Medicine study found. The report on the website of Pediatrics said a focus on caloric intake may be appropriate for younger children, but older youths should work to become more active.

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