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More than half of American kids will be obese by age 35

02 December, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • More than half of American kids will be obese by age 35

For now obese children, the risk is higher: three out of four obese two-year-olds are predicted to still be obese at age 35.

The study shows that 75% of obese 2-year-olds will remain obese at the age 35.

While a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested that nearly 40% of American adults are now obese, the new research predicts that over 57% of today's children will be obese by the time they reach the age of 35.

"Adult obesity is linked with increased risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer", said Zachary Ward, the lead author of the study. In some parts of the country, we're already approaching that level of obesity.

The Centers for Disease Control defines obesity in adults as having a BMI of 30 and above; in children, it's a BMI at or above the 95th percentile of same-age, same-sex peers.

"Severely obese children are at especially high risk for adult obesity", the study team writes. That reflects a tripling of the number since the 1970s.




A research study used current national data and five previous studies on USA population body mass indexes and created a computer model. They then used a computer model to generate a representative sample of 1 million "virtual" children up to the age of 19, living in the year 2016. In addition, the more overweight or obese someone was as a child, the greater the person's chances of being obese by age 35.

Recent research suggests that most American kids are on the path to obesity, with more than half expected to be diagnosed with obesity by the age 35.

One health and nutrition expert expressed little surprise at the findings.

Even children of normal weight are at risk of being obese adults, according to this study.

Because "obesity is hard to reverse at any age", she said, prevention is key. But the authors cite a 2015 study in the journal Health Affairs that concluded the three most cost-effective strategies for addressing childhood obesity would be a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, setting nutritional standards for all food sold in schools (outside school meals) and the elimination of the tax subsidy that food companies tap when they advertise unhealthy food to children.

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