America faces childhood obesity outbreak with higher rates as compared to previous studies’ findings, according to the new analysis review released by the journal Pediatrics on Monday.
The new research shows no base for the previous findings suggesting that teens and childhood obesity in American population has falloff or remained constant from 1999 to 2016. Even a major extension in severe obesity rates has come to observe among children from the age of 2 to 5 years old since about 2013.
A team of researchers has explored the findings obtained from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In every two years the survey collects statistics of the information about obesity in adult and children. But the new findings have contradicted the previous data and shown an alarming hike in obesity of children in the United States.
Chairman at the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Kenneth Thorpe from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University disclosed that the evidences didn’t shock him, because he recently had overviewed alike trends among the adult obesity.
Thorpe said in a statement that, “Obesity by itself accounts for about 20% of what we spend on healthcare. Chronic diseases are linked to obesity. Whether it’s high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and heart disease – obesity is a risk factor of all of those things, and those are all key drivers of healthcare spending.”