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  • Writer's pictureGiulia Folli

Obesity Incidence in U.S. Children and Young Adults: A Pooled Analysis

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has risen sharply, yet there is a limited understanding of the age-specific dynamics of obesity as there is no single nationally representative cohort following children into young adulthood. Investigators constructed a pooled data set of 5 nationally representative panels and modeled age-specific obesity incidence from childhood into young adulthood. Check it out.


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Although many children become obese before the age of 10, obesity incidence rises from about 15 years into early adulthood, suggesting that interventions are required at multiple developmental stages.

Supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health


Ali Rafei, PhD, Michael R Elliott, PhD, Rebecca E Jones, PhD, Fernando Riosmena, PhD, Solveig A Cunningham, PhD, Neil K Mehta, PhD

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