Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades

///Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades

10 October 2017

The world will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022, according to a new study by Imperial College London and WHO.

The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO). If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022.

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