Overweight & Obesity

CDC: Prevalence of obesity 42.4 percent in 2017 to 2018

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of obesity was 42.4 percent among U.S. adults in 2017 to 2018, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

Medical research

New cellular player involved in obesity discover

The prevalence of obesity, a disease considered a serious public health problem, is increasing globally. In Portugal, almost half of the population is overweight and close to one million adults suffer from obesity. Known ...

Pediatrics

Obesity prevalence decreased modestly for children in WIC

(HealthDay)—During 2010 to 2016, there were modest decreases in obesity prevalence among children aged 2 to 4 years enrolled in 73 percent of 56 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) ...

Pediatrics

Changes to WIC food program tied to reversal in obesity trends

(HealthDay)—The 2009 changes to the U.S. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was associated with a change in the trend of obesity prevalence among 2- to 4-year-old children, according ...

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