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Health Alert: Obesity Report

Updated: Tuesday, February 25 2014, 05:21 PM EST
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- The good news in this report, according to the Center for Disease Control, is that while obesity rates do remain high we are seeing a drop in some ages or some younger children ages two to five.

We stopped out at TriHealth's Good Samaritan Hospital to tell you more.  Researchers looked at child and adult obesity in 9,000 people in this report.  They found 17 percent of teens are overweight and about one in three adults are overweight.

There is good news however; obesity ages two to five is down six percent.  This study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. What this tells us is that some of the message about eating less and getting more exercise may be getting out.  But also that we need to start with interventions as early as possible for obesity.

Kids tend to mirror what they see.  Local doctors also say both nature, your are born with certain genetics, and nurture is very important when changing a lifestyle.Health Alert: Obesity Report

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