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Children's Medical Center employee Terry Wade, left, lines up others behind EmmaLee Duckworth, center, 5, to play in a game of kickball during a program at Children's Medical Center in Dallas (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — One in eight children in the United States is obese when they enter kindergarten, with the ratio increasing through the elementary school years, a nationwide study found.

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