Obesity rates in US women and teens climbing
According to two new studies from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in JAMA the obesity rates for US women and teens is unfortunately on the rise. Survey data that was collected in 2014 and reported in one of the studies found that 41% of women are obese compared to 38% from a decade earlier.
In the second study, CDC researchers found that during the same time period, obesity in teens rose from 17% to 21%.
The data did however also show that during the same time period, the obesity rates in children ages 2 to 5, dropped from 14% to 9%.