World Obesity Statistics

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Childhood Obesity: Youth Becoming a Statistic

While two-thirds (or more) of American adults are now overweight or obese, our youth are becoming part of the statistics as well. Eighteen percent of kids ages 12 to 19 are now obese, according to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And one of the overweight/obesity-related (and largely preventable) chronic diseases, type 2 diabetes, is also on the rise in young people.


The Institute of Medicine has recently released a new report further detailing the...

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