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Study Predicts More Than Half Of U.S. Children Will Be Obese By Age 35

Nearly three in five children in the United States today are destined to be obese by the time they reach their 35th birthday, according to a new projection, Reuters reports. Computer modeling, using current national data, estimated that 57 percent of children ages 2 to 19 in 2016 will be obese by the time they are 35 years old. To put that in perspective, the current rate of obesity among 35-year-olds is 35 to 40 percent, lead study author Zachary Ward of the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston told Reuters Health in a telephone interview.“It seems the excess weight gained in childhood puts kids on a trajectory that persists.” –…

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