Did You Know?
  • “Approximately 80% of children who were overweight at aged 10-15 years were obese adults at age 25 years.”

  • Although genetics play a role in a child’s susceptibility to excess body weight, contributing factors such as a high calorie food supply and a lack of physical activity have a significant effect on weight.

  • "On average, people who are considered obese pay $1,429 (42%) more in health care costs than normal-weight individuals."

  • Studies have identified an association between childhood obesity and asthma.

  • “Ohio has the 10th highest percent of obese adults and the 15th highest percent of obese and overweight children in the U.S.”

  • ”Type 2 diabetes is increasingly being reported among children and adolescents who are obese.“ The onset of diabetes in children can lead to advanced complications such as cardiovascular disease and kidney failure.

 

Sources:
www.cdc.gov
www.healthyamericans.org