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Michigan to require reporting fat kids to gov't. registry

• AP

Gov. Rick Snyder plans to direct [by fiat] doctors in Michigan to begin monitoring the body weight of their young patients and provide the data to a state registry in one of the most extensive government efforts to address the growing problem of pediatric obesity, the Associated Press has learned.

The move would help track the state's growing obesity problem while opening the way for doctors to be more proactive

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