Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 28th, 2004
The findings are the broadest and most recent comprehensive look at children's weights, the result of a state law in Arkansas, where state officials have made obesity a top issue.
"I think we'll find as we go along that Arkansas is not that much more obese than other parts of the country," said Dr. Carden Johnston, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. "[The] Arkansas data is the best that we have because it's cross-sectional."
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