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The Center for Disease Control has voiced its concern over child obesity rates exponentially increasing over the past 25 years. Since 1980, statistics show that obesity in the age group of 6-19 year olds have tripled, to comprise 15% of that population. These children are now experiencing traditionally chronic adult diseases such as diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and other bone problems. A sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diets are the main causative factors, with many schools re-introducing physical education and re-evaluating canteen meals.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Walton Tribune
About: Childhood obesity tripling in concern
Date: 27 November 2005
Source: The Walton Tribune
Author: Andrea Miller
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