Calif. study looks at racial differences in childhood obesity

08/16/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The prevalence of obesity has been declining among white and Asian children in California since 2005 and appears to have leveled off for Hispanic children, a study in Pediatrics revealed. However, obesity rates continue to increase for black and American Indian girls. The findings "are a call to action for policies and interventions that are tailored for use in high-risk populations," the researchers wrote.

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