Water Helps Fight Child Obesity

POSTED: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 9:47am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

A simple water fountain might be one way to curb childhood obesity.

A German study finds children who are encouraged to drink water are less likely to become overweight. Researchers installed water fountains in a group of elementary schools and then had teachers give four lessons on the benefits of drinking water.

After one school year, the kids risk for becoming overweight went down 31% compared to other schools.

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