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Rates of Adolescent Obesity Have Risen, Research Shows



A new study, Trends in Obesity Prevalence Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 1988-1994 Through 2013-2014, was published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.  Reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a data analysis revealed a steady increase in adolescent obesity rates since 1988, and a stabilization of obesity rates in kids ages 6 to 11 in recent years.  Visit the JAMA website for complete results of the study. 

Another study, also published in JAMA this week, updated findings related to the prevalence of obesity in U.S. adults.