Obesity at any age can be prevented by doing regular exercise and a healthy meal. A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. Obesity prevalence was estimated by state and income-to-poverty ratio using information from the Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System (PedNSS). PedNSS contained measured heights and weights, as well as other information from low-income children aged 2–4 years. The source of the PedNSS data was from federally funded maternal and child health and nutrition programs, with data primarily collected through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Obesity is a chronic disease affecting more and more children, adolescents and adults:
1. Obesity rates among children in the U.S. have doubled since 1980 and have tripled for adolescents
2. 15% percent of children aged six to 19 are considered overweight
3. Over 60 percent of adults are considered overweight or obese
Related Journals of Obesity Prevention
Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy, Childhood Obesity: Open Access, Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy, Obesity & Eating Disorders, Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing & Health Science, Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Obesity, Journal of Obesity, Obesity Surgery, Childhood Obesity, Pediatric Obesity