Study: Obesity Increasing Among Children, Teens

Ad Feedback

Obesity in American children and teens is a problem that's only getting worse, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity.

Researchers at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Md. found that over a 10-year period there has been a weight increase in children. But that increase was most significant in the heaviest 20 percent.

Researchers measured overall body mass index, waist circumference, and tricep skin thickness.

"Heavier children and adolescents gained more adiposity, especially waist size, and these findings were most significant among children ages 6-11," senior author Dr. Youfa Wang of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School said in a statement.

Researchers say that these teens are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The study concluded that more effort needs to be made to understand different causes of increased obesity.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.