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Global Health
March 15, 2016

Rates of Youth Obesity Increase Around the World

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JAMA. 2016;315(11):1100. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2263

The prevalence of infant, childhood, and adolescent obesity is an increasing problem around the world that poses serious health consequences if actions are not taken to address the factors associated with this unhealthy trajectory. The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) presented recommendations to reverse the trend of expanding waistlines among children in its final report on January 25 during the 138th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (

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