Childhood Obesity: 5 Key Research Updates for Primary Care

The strongest evidence to date found that fast food alone leads to childhood obesity, adolescent obesity linked to midlife cancer, and 3 more key updates.

According to the latest available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 13.7 million children aged 2-19 years were obese in 2015-2016 in the US, but these patients are not just at a higher risk of adult obesity or type 2 diabetes. Recent research has linked childhood obesity to an increased risk of cancer and severe depression later in life, which further highlights the need of proper management and education for these young patients. In the slides below, get more details on that research along with 3 more key updates in adolescent obesity.