Obesity in the 21st century.

Abstract

United States is in the midst of an epidemic of obesity. Children and adults alike are increasing in girth at rapid rates. In the past four decades, the prevalence of childhood overweight, characterized by a body mass index greater than the norm for the 85th percentile, has risen by nearly 4-fold and continues to rise with each year (Ogden et al. 2002… (More)

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