For the first time in decades, a handful of American cities -- including New York and Los Angeles -- are reporting declines in childhood obesity rates.
Several American cities are reporting declines in childhood obesity rates. ©bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.com
The trend also includes smaller metropolitan areas such as Anchorage, Alaska, and Kearney, Nebraska. However, the drops aren't huge -- just five percent in Philadelphia and three percent in Los Angeles, reports the New York Times on Monday.