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Texas Tips the Scale on Childhood Obesity

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May 28, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the children.

A study released by the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston has found that younger Texas children have a much higher rate of obesity than the national average.

Data collected from 6,000 students in the fourth, eighth and 11th grades found that 22% in the fourth grade and 19% in the eighth grade were overweight, compared with about 15% in those grades nationally.

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