Navigation Links
U.S. Obesity Rates Leveling Off, But Still High
Date:1/13/2010

a from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) gathered from 2007 to 2008, which were compared with statistics from 1999 through 2006. One study focused on adults, while the other looked at children from infancy through the teen years.

The adult study found the prevalence of overall obesity was 33.8 percent -- 32.2 percent in men and 35.5 percent in women. The rates of obesity for women remained relatively stable during the study period. In men, however, the rates went up during the first five years and then leveled off.

"The increases in the prevalence of obesity previously observed do not appear to be continuing at the same rate over the past 10 years, particularly for women and possibly for men," wrote the researchers.

The risk of being obese increased with age, according to the study. The biggest increases came after age 40. Blacks -- both male and female -- and female Mexican-Americans were significantly more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic whites.

For the study on children, the researchers sorted the data into three different cut-off points, according to Ogden -- a BMI over the 85th percentile for age and gender, over the 95th percentile or the 97th. In general, over the 85th percentile is considered overweight in children, while over the 95th percentile is considered obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Overall, 9.5 percent of children under 2 had a BMI over the 95th percentile, and 16.9 percent of children between 2 and 19 had a BMI above the 95th percentile, according to the study.

It appears that the rate of obesity leveled off in 1999 in children and has remained steady since, with one exception. The researchers found an increase in the number of white boys between 6 and 19 years old whose BMIs were over the 97th percentile.

The researchers don't know why the rates of obesity might be increasing in this one group, because t
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity linked to common form of kidney cancer and each extra BMI point increases risk
2. Race, obesity affect outcomes among diabetics following prostatectomy
3. Psychotherapy May Help Teen Girls Avoid Obesity
4. Obesity now poses as great a threat to quality of life as smoking
5. Is Obesity a Disease? Current Research, Facts, Figures, and the Pros and Cons at New ProCon.org Website
6. synthesis - legislative obesity - fatheads
7. Psychotherapy offers obesity prevention for at risk teenage girls
8. Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down
9. TrekDesk: A Potentially Positive Impact on Diabetes & Obesity
10. Obesity increases the risk for obstructive sleep apnea in adolescents, but not in younger children
11. NIH launches program to develop innovative approaches to combat obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... of bird flu had been discovered in a Farm in ... cull thousands more, South Korea’s Farm// Ministry officials said on ... Kim Chang-sub, a top official at the Ministry’s Quarantine department ... avian influenza.' Kim also added that the final results of ...
... a new vaccine that promises protection against a wide range ... using a cell-based technology in 11 weeks time.The vaccine is ... H5N1 virus. ,It is still in the early phase of ... been detected in many countries. It has caused maximum damage ...
... Group (World Against Toys Causing Harm), for the 34th time, ... title 'Most Dangerous Toys of 2006' to watch out for. ... James Swartz, an attorney and director of Boston-based WATCH, which ... toy shelves are potentially stocked with dangerous toys which may ...
... in childhood could face an increased risk of developing ... ,The traditional view has been that psychosis such ... most psychiatrists have believed that social factors cannot have ... new study by the Institute of Psychiatry here examined ...
... McKeith has been reprimanded by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory ... a license. The authority said there was a lack of ... the star of Channel 4’s You Are What You Eat, ... Formula Wild Pink for women and Fast Formula Horny for ...
... incident 2 years ago, four persons had to be hospitalized ... with an cosmetic product that was unlicensed. The injection contained ... the lethal dose for humans, reported by The Journal of ... toxin, botox, is used to smoothen out facial wrinkles by ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:WATCH's 2006 List Of Ten Potentially - Dangerous Toys 2
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014   DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. ... nation,s largest and most innovative health care communities, ... DaVita Clinical Research  (DCR) and  HealthCare Partners Clinical ... its extensive clinical research and data analytics services, ... and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... and BOSTON , December 15, ... GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, is pleased ... the United States relating to ... patents in the US significantly strengthens the global patent ... pharmaceutical markets. The suite of patents recently ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2r6bmg/drug_injection ... "Drug Injection Devices to 2020" report to ... As new drugs become available ... health conditions, drug developers have increasingly pursued packaging ... and increase the efficiency and reliability with which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 2DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 3DaVita Clinical Research and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research to Merge and Expand Clinical Trials and Data Analytics Capabilities 4Heptares Extends Global Patent Protection for GPCR-Focused Drug Discovery Platform With Grant of Core Patents in the United States 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 2Drug Injection Devices to 2020 3Drug Injection Devices to 2020 4
... treating the diabetes patient, doctors discussed how a ... not enough to reveal an individual,s risk for ... Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical ... "We need to be more aggressive in treating ...
... Corporation (Nasdaq: BPUR ) announced ... U.S. Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) by letter that it ... Hemopure(R) [hemoglobin glutamer -- 250 (bovine)] under a proposed protocol ... announced, the study, "Restore Effective Survival in Shock" (RESUS) was ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Taking a Hard-Line Approach to Cardiovascular Risks in the Diabetes Patient 2U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Proposed 'RESUS' Clinical Trial in Trauma Patients Remains on FDA Hold 2U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Proposed 'RESUS' Clinical Trial in Trauma Patients Remains on FDA Hold 3
... An external computer-enhanced microplate reader ... provides automated flexible and rapid ... for accurate and reliable photometric ... or without shaking before reading) ...
... a number of assay steps for ... simple to use benchtop device. The ... stand-alone device but also provides easy ... and standard add-on modules provide maximum ...
... AP-22 Micro Plate Processor is ... Automated Microplate Analyzer. It has been ... assigned area can be customised according ... Micro Plate Processor is able to ...
Grab one and go, One of the smallest handheld oximeters available, Datex-Ohmeda s TuffSat is the ideal spot-check solution for hospital, home care, transport, and EMS. TuffSat comes fully loaded wi...
Medicine Products: