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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood overweight twice as common in Mediterranean countries as in northern Europe

"Mediterranean nations produce prevalence rates [of childhood obesity] approximately double those of northern European countries" according to a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
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CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood overweight 8% in North Africa

Approximately 8 percent of children in North Africa are overweight according to a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 12:24 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood overweight 7% in the Middle East

Approximately 7 percent of children in the Middle East are overweight according to a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 12:22 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood overweight 4.5% to 7% in the Latin America

Approximately 4.5 to 7 percent of children in the Latin America are overweight according to a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 12:21 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood overweight more prevelant in Egypt, Algeria, Peru, South Africa, and Jamaica than in USA

"Numerous developing countries like Egypt, Algeria, Peru, South Africa, and Jamaica have childhood prevalence rates higher than that of the USA, indicating that adolescent obesity is no longer simply a problem of the developed 'first world'" according to a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 12:18 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood overweight in U.S.: 31% of Mexican-Americans, 20% of Blacks, 15% of Whites, 11% of Asians

Childhood overweight in the U.S. is highest among Mexican-American children at 31 percent followed by Black children at 20 percent, non-Hispanic White children at 15 percent, and Asian-American children at 11 percent points out a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 12:13 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Childhood obesity in the U.S. has approximately tripled in the last 30 years

Childhood obesity in the U.S. "has approximately tripled over the past 30 years, paralleling a similar increase seen in adults" notes a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
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CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Overweight among 2-5 year-olds in the U.S. 10% in 1999-2000, 13.9% in 2003-2004

Childhood overweight among 2- to 5-year-olds in the U.S. was estimated to be approximately 10 percent in 1999-2000, and increased to 13.9 percent by 2003-2004 according a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 12:03 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Overweight among 6-19 year-olds in the U.S. 15% in 1999-2000, 17-19% in 2003-2004

Childhood overweight among 6- to 19-year-olds in the U.S. was estimated to be approximately 15 percent in 1999-2000, and increased to 18.8 percent in 6-11 year-olds in 2003-2004, and 17.4 percent in 12-19 year-olds notes a new paper from Dr. Ashish Sinha from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 12:01 pm | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Children in the 85th to 95th percentile defined to be ‘at risk for overweight’

Children whose weight is in the 5th to 85th percentile for their age and gender are considered to be at a “healthy weight" according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Children whose weight is in the 85th to 95th percentile for their age and gender are defined to be “at risk for overweight”.

This used to be defined as "overweight". Read the entire article | Email this article
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CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Children in the 95th percentile or above defined to be ‘overweight’

Children whose weight is at the 95th percentile or above for their age and gender are considered to be at a “overweight" according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This used to be defined as "obese". Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 11:14 am | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Children in the 99th percentile or above defined to be ‘obese’

Children whose weight is at the 99th percentile or above for their age and gender are considered to be at a “obese" according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is also referred to as "extreme pediatric obesity". Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 11:10 am | [0] comments

MORBID OBESITY

Morbid obesity is a BMI of 40 or more

Morbid obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more.

BMI Table

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Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 7:30 am | [0] comments

SUPER OBESITY

Super obesity is a BMI of 50 or more

Super obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more.

BMI Table

A BMI Table can be found here. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 7:26 am | [0] comments

SUPER-SUPER OBESITY

Super-super obesity is a BMI of 60 or more

Super-super obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more.

BMI Table

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Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 7:23 am | [0] comments
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