Obesity rates in U.S. teens whose parents obtained a college education declined between 2003 and 2010-2011, falling to between 7% and 11%, but increased in 2010 to between 26% and 29% among adolescents who came from less-affluent families, data showed. Researchers also found that more teens from higher-income families engaged in physical activity and consumed fewer calories in 2011 compared with their poorer counterparts. The results appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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