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adolescent obesity

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The Numbers Make a Sad Statement

More boys than girls are obese in the U.S. now.

There has been a 10 fold increase in childhood obesity since 1975--from 11 million to 124 million last year. The Cook Islands had the highest obesity rates for boys in 2016, with American boys at 12th place. Governments need to curb junk food marketing to children and drive down the consumption of high sugar and high fat foods--and implement strategies to increase physical fitness.

PositiveTip: Encourage the children in your influence to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, along with plenty of whole grains.