Jim Byard's Health Beat
Obesity Begins in Childhood


The battle against obesity appears to begin in childhood.  A new study shows weight problems can start as early as age five.  Emory University researchers conducted the stud with more than 77-hundred children from ages five to fourteen.  They Found overweight five-year-olds were four time likely to be obese by the time they turn 14.  Dr. Lappe says baby fat should not be ignored.  Complete study findings are in the "New England Journal of Medicine."

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