Child Obesity Rises 30 Percent in US

Child Obesity Rises 30 Percent in US

Child obesity has been rising up to 30 percent, from the age of three to five, six to thirteen, and fourteen to eighteen in the United States. “Scientists have studied about how obesity continues to plague kids all around the United States, with a new study of finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a fifteen year period,” reported UPI news.

“Despite other recent reports, all categories about obesity have increased from 1999 to 2014, and there is no evidence that there was a decline of it in the last few years,” reported lead researcher Asheley Skinner and the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, N.C. “There is a desperate need for a treatment for child obesity. There could also be a heightened risk of heart disease, type two diabetes, and cancer compared to children with milder forms of obesity,” Skinner stated.

There has been a research study group, along with Skinner to find a way to reduce the obesity rate not only in the United States and but around the world. “We have created a culture where kids aren’t very active and one where it’s commonplace and easy to eat fast food, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t change that,” Skinner stated.

“The key to preventing obesity, is to make better choices in food choices, we don’t have enough doctors to treat children with severe obesity . We need to think about what some care and community-based services could have an impact on it,” stated Dr. William Dietz. Child obesity has to be delt with sooner or later, and if people don’t take this opportunity to change it around, it can really change our own environment and healthy for worst.