UM: Health

The Detroit News reports on a University of Michigan study that suggests lifestyle choices, rather than genetics, contribute to childhood obesity. About 1,000 sixth-graders from the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area formed the basis of the study group. Researchers found that those who were obese ate school lunches as opposed to packed lunches and spent hours watching TV rather than engaging in physical activity. Yet Dr. Kim Eagle, director of the UM cardiovascular Center, expressed optimism for better health among children: “”Whether it’s genetic or not, we can attack it.” [Source]