Growing Pains: Childhood Obesity in America [infographic]


Childhood Obesity in America

Childhood Obesity in America

Additionally obese and overweight children are 70% more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease later in life and are at higher risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer. Obese and overweight children are significantly more likely to develop prediabetes, a medical condition where glucose levels indicate an extreme risk for developing diabetes. Thankfully prediabetes can be managed in its early stages with diet, exercise, and utilization of diabetic support groups.