Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States
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According to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), 1 out of 3 children are obese or overweight before their 5th birthday. And approximately 12.5 million or 17% of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years are obese. These rates are even higher for economically disadvantaged children. Genes, epigenetics, the intrauterine environment, as well as early life influences play a role in whether or not a child is obese.
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Good Morning America reported on a recent study from the Center for Childhood Obesity Research at Penn State that challenges the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics that infants sleep in the same room as their parents, on a separate surface, until age 1. The researchers found that infants who sleep alone after 4 months may sleep longer.
Childhood Obesity Facts | Overweight & Obesity | CDC
While all segments of the U.S. population are affected by obesity, one of the common myths that exists is that all or virtually all low-income people are far more likely to be obese. In this generalization, two facts commonly are overlooked: (1) the relationship between income and weight can vary by gender, race-ethnicity, or age and (2) disparities by income have been weakening with time, particularly for adults.
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According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. To address this national problem, last year Knowledge Universe joined the , making a in the national fight against childhood obesity.
Childhood Overweight - The Obesity Society
People in the same family tend to have similar eating patterns, maintain the same levels of physical activity, and adopt the same attitudes toward being overweight. A child's risk of obesity greatly increases if one or more parent is overweight or obese.