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A plunge in U.S. preschool
obesity? Not so fast, experts say

Reuters, by Sharon Begley

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 3/16/2014 4:50:46 PM

If the news last month that the prevalence of obesity among American preschoolers had plunged 43 percent in a decade sounded too good to be true, that´s because it probably was, researchers say. When the study was published in late February in the Journal of the American Medical Association, no one had a ready explanation for that astounding finding by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.(Snip) Anti-obesity campaigners credited everything from changes to the federal nutrition program for low-income women and children to the elimination of trans-fats from fast food, more physical activity in child-care

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"But wait!!!!" Turns out there were not enough subjects for a study of this kind and a "dearth of supporting evidence" and no evidence of "behavioral changes". So the study is "shaky".

Article remarks that, if anything, using researcher´s own data, obesity rates may have risen.

But then Mooch doesn´t read the papers or watch the news.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/16/2014 5:05:57 PM     (No. 9771309)

Just another lie to try and boost FLOTUS.

Shocked, I´m not.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/16/2014 5:52:35 PM     (No. 9771334)

i knew the books were cooked when this story first broke...it was utterly improbable, and was being touted as putative evidence of Michelle O´s wonderousness.

Like employment numbers, tax rates, you name it, everything coming out of DC has a political agenda behind it, and is utterly untrustworthy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/16/2014 6:01:26 PM     (No. 9771341)

this story of plunging obesity rates was rivaled only by the stories of the incredible White House Garden which appeared to produce Whole Foods worthy gigantic produce just weeks after planting....(all produced organically, lest anyone credit miracle gro).

The Obama´s use the press just like Putin does..Putin plays to the home crowd with a bare chest riding a horse with no saddle shooting a tiger..Obama´s plant gardens that sprout potatoes the size of basketballs in 4 weeks...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/16/2014 6:04:39 PM     (No. 9771344)

Mooch is just like Pooch, a liar.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: amereagle-redux, 3/16/2014 6:58:34 PM     (No. 9771404)

They probably weren´t as high as we´ve been told over the last 20 years to start with. It´s hard to think of an issue the left has had to beat America over the head with (other than Fauxbal Warming, AKA Climate Change, AKA Weather) so frequently as the charge that we´ve become a fat nation because of our food intake (when, in reality, it was the changing of the standards for height/weight that made up the vast majority of the shift ... i.e., like everything else going on in DC it was political).

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