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Childhood obesity rates rise 10-fold since the ’70s

A recent report looking at worldwide obesity rate trends since the 1970’s has found that obesity in children and teenagers is ten times higher now than it was in 1975. The report predicts that five years from now, more children will be obese than underweight.

“More specifically, in 1975, there were 5 million girls who were obese, and in 2016, this number rose to 50 million. The report counted 6 million boys with obesity in 1975, but this number spiked to 74 million in 2016.”

“The U.S. had the highest child obesity figures among high-income countries, and the Middle East and North Africa also saw some of the highest increases in child obesity during the past four decades.”

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