News & Reports 4/5/10


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This week, we present some of the “hot topics” in media surrounding physical activity among youth:

Exercise Helps Teens Overcome ‘Obesity Gene’ (Source:  US News and World Report) Researchers in Sweden report that lifestyle choices can challenge genetic predisposition toward obesity.


Nearly Third of Children Globally are Couch Potatoes (Source:  Reuters) Researchers at the World Health Organization surveyed 70,000 youth from around the world on their physical activity patterns. 


First Family Kicks Off Annual Easter Egg Roll (Source:  Associated Press/Google) President and Mrs. Obama infused nutrition and physical activity messages into the annual holiday event.