Study: The Number of Obese Children and Adolescents Has Grown Ten-Fold In the Past Four Decades

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Mother Jones—Global obesity rates are on the rise, and the number of children and adolescents with obesity has increased more than ten-fold over the past four decades, according to a new study published in the Lancet today.  The researchers, from Imperial College London and the World Health Organization, analyzed data on trends between 1975 and 2016 in child and […]

Obesity In Children And Teens Rose Sharply Worldwide Over Past 4 Decades. The number of young people with obesity has risen tenfold since 1975, according to a study from the World Health Organization. At the same time, that rise has been far from uniform across the world.