Childhood Obesity Still on Rise in US, and Reversing Problem a Challenge

Findings from a recent study revealed that the increase in rates of childhood obesity in the United States, which began about 30 years ago, continues unabated, with the biggest increases seen in severe obesity. The study, “Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999-2014,” was published in the journal Obesity.

With the goal of providing the most updated data on the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 in the U.S., Asheley Skinner, PhD, associate professor at Duke Clinical Research Institute, and colleagues at Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducted an analysis of data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES, 1999–2014).

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