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CDC data shows 43 percent drop in obesity rates for kids 2 to 5

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Rafael Dimas eats from a plate of healthy snacks during the Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on November 20, 2010 in Aurora, Colorado. John Moore/Getty Images

According to new information by the CDC, there's been a dramatic drop in obesity rates of children.

The study reported that 8 percent of children aged two to five were obese in 2011 to 2012. From 2003 - 2004 that number was 14 percent.

Although the study had good news for toddlers, obesity rates for the broad population remained about the same, and women 60 years an older had an actual 21 percent increase. With more is Dr. George Flores, program manager at the California Endowment.   

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