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|Tango01 ||18 Dec 2019 11:55 a.m. PST|
… Damage in Teens.
"Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Obesity in young people has become a significant public health problem. In the U.S., the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from the World Health Organization indicates that the number of overweight or obese infants and young children ages five years or younger increased from 32 million globally in 1990 to 41 million in 2016…"
|wmyers||20 Jan 2020 12:59 p.m. PST|
It might not seem like that much of an increase, 30%, but I think if we calculate the overall percentage of children in the population in 1990 compared to 2016, it may be far more significant.
|Tango01 ||23 Jan 2020 9:22 p.m. PST|