Sunday, 10 February 2013

Obesity Statistics

Obesity Statistics

Over the past 4 decades:

Quadrupled among children ages 6-22 yrs.

Tripled among adolescents ages 12-19 yrs.

Doubled among children ages 2-5 yrs.

Today nearly 23 million children and teens are either overweight or obese.

Obesity strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and dyslipidemia.

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