donderdag 30 januari 2014

Obesity starts young

An article (Obesity Is Found to Gain Its Hold in Earliest Years) studied the weight of a number of children for many years. Conclusion: children that are obese when they are five years old tend to stay that way. And few children become obese after they are eleven years old. This would mean that those programs to have less sugared drinks at high school will do little to reduce the obesity epidemic. It is important to start much earlier in the life of children. Postscript: according to this article (Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade obesity among the youngest children is falling. In other age groups it is stagnating.