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Obesity Epidemic Facts
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  • Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled.
  • Nearly one in three children in America is overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese.
  • A child who is obese at the ages of 10-13 has an 80% chance of obesity as an adult.
  • Our children comprise the first generation in history to grow up less healthy than their parents.
  • If we don't solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives.
  • Escalating rates of child obesity pose a serious threat to national security, since 27% of 17-24 year-olds in the United States are too big to serve in the military.
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The material in this website is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any illness, metabolic disorder, disease or health problem. Always consult your physician or health care provider before beginning any nutrition or exercise program. Use of the programs, advice and information contained in this website is at the sole choice and risk of the reader.