California makes modest gains in fighting childhood obesity

The childhood obesity rate in California dropped by 1.1% in 2010 compared with the rate in 2005, according to a report from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. Researchers found that the highest obesity rate was Imperial County with 47%, while the lowest was Marin County with 24%. The study also said California spends $21 billion, more than any other state, on the health consequences of obesity.

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