1-in-6 children in Alabama are obese

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One-in-seven children are obese in our country.

The new study found nearly five million kids from age of 10 to 17 are overweight. That is just over fifteen percent.

Alabama’s rate is more than sixteen percent. The good news is that number has not increased over the past few years. The bad news is obesity in childhood is tough to reverse in adulthood.

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