From 1980 to 2013, childhood obesity increased by 47.1 percent across the world, a far more rapid rate than that of adults, according to a study published online in The Lancet.
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May 19, 2014
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May 07, 2014
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May 06, 2014
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March 31, 2014
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March 05, 2014
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February 26, 2014
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February 09, 2014
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