Children And Teens Gained Weight At An Alarming Rate During The Pandemic, The CDC Says

Posted by on September 17, 2021 10:39 am
Categories: US National Stories

A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an "alarming" increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.

A new CDC study found that the percentage of obese children and teens increased to 22%, compared to 19% before the pandemic. It also found that expected annual weight gain ranged from 5 to 15 pounds.

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