Majority of Kids Today Will Be Obese Adults
More than half of U.S. children today will be obese as adults, according to a predictive computer model based on current trends.
Given current levels of childhood obesity, 57% of today’s children (95% uncertainty interval 55.1%-60%) will be obese by age 35. Roughly half of those will become obese during childhood, said Zachary Ward, a PhD student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues.