Little change in U.S. obesity rates in recent years

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of kids and adults in the United States who are obese has held steady over the last few years, two reports out Tuesday suggest. 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. "I'm not very surprised, but I think this is a kind of encouraging finding, given all the efforts we have been making," said Dr. ...