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Reuters reports that the nation’s childhood and adult obesity rates seem to be holding steady.

According to the story, “Government researchers found that in 2009 and 2010, about one in three adults and one in six kids and teens were obese. The rates represent no change from 2007 and 2008 figures, and only a slight increase among specific demographics over rates from the late 1990s and early 2000s.”

The numbers are said to be encouraging to public health officials.
KC's View:
It also has to be seen as a reflection of the fact that the enormous publicity about obesity issues - not to mention efforts made both in people’s personal lives and in the public policy arena - may be having an impact.