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Childhood Obesity

By Green5, Bronx, NY

Has it ever crossed your mind that 16 percent of children, almost 9 million kid’s ages 6-19 are Overweight. In addition to that another 15 percent of children and teens are at risk of becoming overweight.

Childhood Obesity is growing in the United States. Childhood Obesity rates in the United States have tripled over the past three decades and an estimated 1.3 million children are overweight. This means that they are more likely to develop diabetes or serious heart problems like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

A study from 1999 to 2002 showed that both 16% of children and adolescents were overweight.

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