Study: Children in poorer areas have higher obesity risk

11/18/2012 | HealthDay News

A study in Social Science & Medicine found children living in middle-class areas were 17% more likely to become obese, while those in poor communities had a 28% increased risk of obesity, compared with children in more affluent neighborhoods. Neighborhood-wide initiatives as well as individual-level programs are needed to help address childhood obesity in the country, researchers said.

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