Obesity and the Link to Chronic Disease Development

Reza Hakkak and Andrea Bell
 
Introduction
 

In the US, childhood obesity affects approximately 12.5 million children and teens. Changes in obesity prevalence show a rapid increase from the 1960s to the 1980s and 1990s when obesity prevalence among children and teens tripled. Recently, a nationally representative study of children and adolescents in the US, ages 2 to 19 years, showed that the prevalence of obesity from 2011 to 2014 was 17.0% and extreme obesity prevalence was 5.8% . Childhood obesity can also increase risk factors for cardiovascular hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

Published on: October 14, 2016
doi: 10.17756/jocd.2016-001
Citation: Hakkak R, Bell A. 2016. Obesity and the Link to Chronic Disease Development. J Obes Chronic Dis 1(1): 1-3. the prevalence of obesity from 2011 to 2014 was 17.0% and extreme obesity prevalence was 5.8% .
 
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