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Even if a genetic test could reliably predict obesity risk, would people make effective use of the information? eyecrave/Vetta/Getty Images hide caption

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How Helpful Would A Genetic Test For Obesity Risk Be?

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a ban on junk food advertisements across the city's transportation network on Friday. The new rules will take effect on Feb. 25, 2019. Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Jaime Rangel helps Gustavo Ruiz, 12, align a tire on his bike, at a recent community event in southeast Fresno, Calif. As manager for Bici Projects, Rangel promotes cycling in the Latino community as a great way to get in shape. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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Studies show that kids' household income seems to be a more important predictor of their risk of becoming overweight and obese than their race or ethnicity. Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Silvester Fullard fixes dinner for his 11-year-old son Tavestsiar. When Tavestsiar first came to live with his dad in 2010, he was closed off, Silvester says; "he didn't want to be around other kids." Charles Mostoller for NPR hide caption

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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

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