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Childhood obesity rates have increased in US: Study

Newsroom Odisha | 09/07/2022 04:13 PM | Click to read full article

Despite several public health efforts to promote healthy behaviors and to improve living environments, childhood obesity is becoming more common in the US.

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, indicated that approximately 40 per cent of today’s high school students and young adults had experienced obesity or could be categorized as overweight before leaving primary school.