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One in Five Children Obese by 2020

Analysis of data from 1971 to 2008 showed that the average weight of children from the ages of 2 to 19 increased 16.9%. If the trends continue we could see 21% of these children becoming obese, not just overweight. It appeared that the rates of obesity increased 3.6% every decade and this trend line did not appear to be flattening out at any point in time, meaning the likelihood of this trend continuing into 2020 has a good probability.

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