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Obesity dropping in kids aged 2-4 years in WIC program

Key clinical point: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is helping reduce obesity among young children enrolled in it.

Major finding: Obesity prevalence among children aged 2-4 years enrolled in WIC during 2010-2016 significantly decreased in 41 of 56 (73%) states and territories.

Study details: The study looked at obesity rates in more than 12 million children aged 2-4 years enrolled in WIC.

Disclosures: Dr. Pan and coauthors had no financial disclosures.