No More Mr. Fat Guy
Big Health Care Win: Childhood Obesity Declines Drastically
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  • El Gringo

    Twinkie production also ceased during this time period. Coincidence? I think not.

  • crocodilechuck

    First, a change from 13.9% to 8.4% is a 39.6% drop. So you get 3.4% of the 43% just from rounding.

    To get some perspective, consider that NHANES samples 7,000 people. Children 2-5 years old make up about 5% of the US population. Assuming the NHANES sample is representative, roughly 366 of its subjects are in this age group. Ten years ago, 51 of these subjects were obese, and now 31 of them are.

    TAI should be a bit more circumspect in quoting studies such as this. Remember this ‘story’ recently, now regarded as an embarrassment?

    http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/2014/02/01/japanese-help-end-american-culture-war/

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