Thursday, April 10, 2014

Study finds childhood obesity rates increasing, differs from earlier report

Obesity rates in children have increased over the past 14 years according to a study that reviewed National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data from 1999 to 2012. Authors reported in JAMA Pediatrics that the data do not show any significant changes in obesity prevalence in the most recently available years, although the prevalence of obesity may be stabilizing. These findings are contrary to the widely discussed study, published Feb. 26 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, which found a decrease in obesity rates among preschool-aged children.

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1 comment:

  1. I think the reason of growth of childhood obesity is the fast food that today's kids are having in large number. The control on food can lower the risk of obesity in kids.