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New study looks at danger of childhood obesity

Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study is showing just how dangerous childhood obesity is.

Researchers at Emory University's School of Public Health found that children who were overweight when they began kindergarten had four times the risk of becoming obese by 8th grade, compared to classmates of a healthy weight.

Experts say pediatricians and parents need to make sure children make healthy lifestyle choices in their early years.
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