Navigation Links
Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s
Date:7/21/2011

rose faster for females versus males, according to the study, which was published online this month in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

BMI scores of 18.5 to 24.9 fall within a "healthy range," while those between 25 to 29.9 are classified as overweight. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese.

According to the study, the BMI of the average 18-year-old from 1959 to 1980 stayed relatively stable at 22. However, it had risen to 23 by 1990, and to about 25 by 2000, the researchers found. That would translate into a weight gain from an average of 149 pounds to an average of 166 pounds for a 5-foot 9-inch, 18-year-old male. An average 5-foot 5-inch female's weight increased from 132 to 147 pounds.

Trends were shown only for blacks and whites because racial categories for other ethnic groups were not part of all the data sets. Data for these groups were included as part of the total picture.

According to one expert on nutrition and weight, the study documents how a problem that used to begin in middle-age is now affecting young adults.

"It used to be middle-age creep," said Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. "It's scary because the earlier weight gains mean earlier onset of chronic illness such as hypertension (or high blood pressure) in the 20s instead of 40s."

While it is unclear why black girls, especially, began gaining more weight more quickly, Sandon noted that black female adults are also heavier, on average, than other women. Poor access to health care may be a bigger issue for black women, she said.

"If you don't have access to health care, you're not going to focus on your health," she said.

Intervention is important before weight gain become entrenched, Sandon stressed. She believes that educational efforts need to focus on younger children. Schools also can change the types of food and drinks they serve, she added.

For
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread
2. Atrial fibrillation: New management approaches for the new epidemic in cardiovascular disease
3. 350 million adults have diabetes: Study reveals the scale of global epidemic
4. International AIDS Society urges world leaders at UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS to integrate a fourth pillar -- HIV cure research -- into the global response to the epidemic
5. 30 Years Into the Epidemic, a Generation With HIV Comes of Age
6. Sedentary Jobs Helping to Drive Obesity Epidemic
7. Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic
8. EPIDEMICS(3) The Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics
9. New strategic plan for NIH obesity research seeks to curb epidemic
10. Haiti Cholera Epidemic Could Sicken 779,000 This Year
11. Widespread school closures needed to stop strain on hospitals during epidemics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 Two individuals from Meditec, a ... Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Awards. One nominee ... the sole nominee for both the Excellence in Credentialing ... Linda Curia, is also nominated for the Rising Star ... field for over 18 years in a wide-variety of ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 As ... Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped ... with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in the largest ... conducted with 80,000 people. The findings, published online in ... underlie schizophrenia, and could lead to new approaches to ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 University ... officially opened the doors of its state-of-the-art, $151 ... in the heart of downtown San Francisco's South of ... 10,000 patients a year. Those patients will now be ... sophisticated iKiosks . , Advanced Kiosks engineering ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly ... where an infected camel was kept, a new study says. ... determine if Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) can be transmitted ... samples over three consecutive days from a camel barn owned ... the town of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The man later died. ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), ... Like antidepressant medications, however, they typically have a ... several weeks of regular ECT treatments before a ... an impetus to develop antidepressant treatments that act ... (LFMS) is one such potential new treatment with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Meditec Instructor and Student Nominated in Prestigious Medical Transcription Profession Awards 2Health News:Meditec Instructor and Student Nominated in Prestigious Medical Transcription Profession Awards 3Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists and International Team Shed New Light on Schizophrenia in Largest Genomic Study Published to Date 2Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists and International Team Shed New Light on Schizophrenia in Largest Genomic Study Published to Date 3Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists and International Team Shed New Light on Schizophrenia in Largest Genomic Study Published to Date 4Health News:iKiosks Are Gateway to Premier Dental Facility 2Health News:iKiosks Are Gateway to Premier Dental Facility 3Health News:MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn 2Health News:Low strength brain stimulation may be effective for depression 2
... pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elisa J. Zinberg as ... effective immediately. , ... Rye, NY (PRWEB) September 23, ... Elisa J. Zinberg as Vice - President of Operations, and member ...
... The ALS Association,s comprehensive Assistive Technology Consultation Program. The program ... ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig,s Disease, and training on available ... at the Associaton,s Chapters and Certified Centers of Excellence. , ... ...
... Coinstar Centers(R) at retail locations,nationwide, WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 ... to those affected by the recent,hurricanes by donating their ... retail locations. Simply select the Red Cross Disaster Relief ... Cross to provide immediate,food, shelter, counseling and other assistance ...
... Reasons for slowed time to treatment remain unclear, experts say ... including those on Medicaid, are more likely to take much ... strikes compared to more affluent people, a new study finds. ... at a greater risk of missing a critical window for ...
... SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 22 The California Office of,Traffic Safety ... riding in car safety seats. The 2008 rate of 94.4 ... a big jump of 6.7,percentage points over the 2007 rate ... time to kick off the national Child,Passenger Safety Week, September ...
... model, it appears that comparing the benefits and risks ... and their physicians choose appropriate screening strategies, according to ... Archives of Internal Medicine , one of the JAMA/Archives ... known as Pap smears, is credited with reducing the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Curemark Appoints Dr. Elisa J. Zinberg as Vice President of Operations 2Health News:DynaVox Sponsors The ALS Association's Assistive Technology Consultation Program 2Health News:DynaVox Sponsors The ALS Association's Assistive Technology Consultation Program 3Health News:Americans Urged to Support American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts for Hurricanes of 2008 2Health News:Heart Attack Care Often Delayed for the Poor 2Health News:Heart Attack Care Often Delayed for the Poor 3Health News:Record Upsurge in State's Child Safety Seat Usage Marks Child Passenger Safety Week 2Health News:Model highlights benefits and risks of cervical cancer screening methods 2
(Date:7/22/2014)... -- The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription ... percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according ... making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety. ... correct dosage with a valid prescription, subtle impairment may ... Safety Council released a guide for employers, ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 BiologicTx ® today ... first 3-way Kidney Paired Donation transplant exchange utilizing BiologicTx,s ... on July 9 at the Miami Transplant Institute, located ... Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) ... compatible for kidney transplant with one another due to ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb) and Royal Philips (NYSE: ... Trust ( Manchester, UK ), a specialist ... to develop the clinical value of an integrated magnetic ... system would, in principle, improve the practice of radiotherapy ... "The Christie was an essential participant in the project ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:5 things employers should know about prescription painkiller use 25 things employers should know about prescription painkiller use 3BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 2BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 3The Christie Hospital joins Elekta and Philips research consortium to develop MRI-guided radiation therapy system for cancer treatment 2The Christie Hospital joins Elekta and Philips research consortium to develop MRI-guided radiation therapy system for cancer treatment 3The Christie Hospital joins Elekta and Philips research consortium to develop MRI-guided radiation therapy system for cancer treatment 4
... Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) announced ... Lilly to access innovation being developed outside the company,s ... independent venture capital firms participating in the Mirror Portfolio ... stage of their development. The first is a molecule ...
... 2011 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) ... launched Voriconazole Tablets, 50 mg and 200 mg, under ... Inc. Mylan was the first company to have filed ... for Voriconazole Tablets and was awarded 180 days of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lilly Marks Major Milestone for Mirror Portfolio with Agreement by Independent Fund to License First Two Investigational Medicines 2Lilly Marks Major Milestone for Mirror Portfolio with Agreement by Independent Fund to License First Two Investigational Medicines 3Lilly Marks Major Milestone for Mirror Portfolio with Agreement by Independent Fund to License First Two Investigational Medicines 4
MicroAmp Full Plate Covers, which are manufactured from PCR-compatible rubber, are non-sterile, autoclavable and guaranteed reusable up to five times....
96-Well PCR Plate Sealing Mat...
Inquire...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: