21 Dec '11, 5pm

The Big Apple takes a bite out of childhood obesity: by Tom Laskawy New York City appears to have won a skirmish...

New York City appears to have won a skirmish in its war on childhood obesity. According to a new report out from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between 2006 and 2011, the obesity rate among children ages 5-14 in New York City dropped by over 5 percent. Obesity is, of course, not so much an ill in itself as a cause of major health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and even some kinds of cancers -- diseases from which kids are by no means immune. And it's also worth remembering that obesity is not the same as being overweight. Obesity starts with a Body Mass Index of 30 or higher. As an example, a child who's four feet tall isn't considered obese unless he or she weighs 100 pounds. That's a lot of extra weight. Given that most parts of the country have seen obesity rates increase or, at best, plateau, this is a compelling vindication of New York City's strenuous...

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