Majority of US Children Today Will Be Obese by Age 35

Over half of today's children in the United States will be obese at the age of 35 if existing trends continue, despite the fact that currently, less than 20% of them are obese, a new simulated growth trajectory model indicates. "Right now, about 17% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 have obesity," lead author of the new... Read More

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”     Since studies can now show illnesses—such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers—are directly related to excessive weight, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health created computer models projecting the personal medical and productivity costs of... Read More

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In 2015, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers found that the prevalence of obesity among adults aged eighteen and up in the United States passed 30% for the first time in the history of the National Health Interview Survey.   Much like turning 30 years old, when by virtue of age you have to be a responsible adult... Read More