Obesity among youth is a major public health concern in the US.1,2 Childhood obesity is associated with cardiometabolic comorbidities throughout life.3 This study aimed to examine changes in obesity prevalence among US youth using the most recently released nationally representative data from 2011 to 2020.
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Hu K, Staiano AE. Trends in Obesity Prevalence Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2 to 19 Years in the US From 2011 to 2020. JAMA Pediatr. Published online July 25, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.2052
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