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Lack of exercise not to blame for child obesity

Researchers have determined that lack of exercise is not to blame for childhood obesity. Researchers looked at government data from 1991 and 2007. While it was obvious that children have progressively gotten heavier, there was no direct correlation to not exercising.

Researcher Youfa Wang, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, said it came as a surprise to find that a lack of exercise was not to blame for the rise in obesity with nearly one-third of U.S. children and teens now overweight or obese.

Come to find out, poor eating habits were a bigger contributor. What does this mean? Never to early to practice solid nutrition.


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