New obesity rate: 1 in 7 low-income preschoolers

The latest report from the Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention estimates obesity rates have stablized to one in seven preschoolers from low-income families and the childhood obesity epidemic is leveling off  among youngsters in this group.  Caroline Apovian,MD, a BU associate professor of pediatrics and Boston Medical Center Director of Nutrition and Weight Management, can discuss the prevalence of obesity in preschoolers from low income families.

Contact Caroline Apovian (617) 414-1816,

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