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Encouraging news on obesity

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Don't applaud just yet (or, worse, celebrate the news with a piece of chocolate cake), but a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows a slight decrease in the obesity rate for U.S. children. That's after a a tripling of the rate from 1980 to today. The current rate is 17 percent, around 12.5 million kids. Researchers don't know the exact reasons for the decline, which has been observed, to some degree or ...


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