Millikin University, Illinois, USA
*Corresponding Author: Tina Cloney, Millikin University, Illinois, USA.
Received: January 20, 2020; Published: February 07, 2020
Rates of overweight and obesity are too high in both children and adults across the United States and most other countries across the world [1,2]. The prevalence of obesity in childhood has doubled in 73 countries and continues to grow in many other countries . The rate of overweight and obesity across the world in 0 to 5 years olds increased from 32 million children to 41 million children in 2016, and 107.7 million children overall [3,4]. There has been more than a 30% higher increase in the number of overweight or obese children in developing countries compared to developed countries. Overweight affects 21.4% of children in the United States . Obesity affects 18.5% of children in the United States . The age distribution among children is 13.9% of two to five year olds, 18.4% of six to 11 year olds, and 20.6% of 12 to 19 year olds . Untreated childhood obesity often continues into adulthood .
Citation: Tina Cloney. “Overweight and Obesity". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.3 (2020): 40-41.
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