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Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers

9/17/2021 2:08:00 AM

A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.

A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers

Childhood obesity has been increasing for decades, but the new work suggests an acceleration last year — especially in those who already were obese when the pandemic started.The results signal a “profound increase in weight gain for kids” and are “substantial and alarming,” said one of the study's authors, Dr. Alyson Goodman of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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It's also a sign of a vicious cycle. The pandemic appears to be worsening the nation's longstanding obesity epidemic, and obesity can put people at risk for more severe illness aftercoronavirusinfection.The CDC on Thursday released the study, which is the largest yet to look at obesity trends during the pandemic.

It found:—An estimated 22% of children and teens were obese last August, up from 19% a year earlier.—Before the pandemic, children who were a healthy weight were gaining an average of 3.4 pounds a year. That rose to 5.4 pounds during the pandemic.—For kids who were moderately obese, expected weight gain rose from 6.5 pounds a year before the pandemic to 12 pounds after the pandemic began.

—For severely obese kids, expected annual weight gain went from 8.8 pounds to 14.6 pounds.The rate of obesity increased most dramatically in kids ages 6 to 11, who are more dependent on their parents and may have been more affected when schools suspended in-person classes, the researchers said.

The research was based on a review of the medical records of more than 432,000 kids and teens, ages of 2 to 19, who were weighed and measured at least twice before the pandemic and at least once early in the pandemic.Some limitations: It only included children who got care before and during the pandemic, the researchers said. And it also did not offer a look at how obesity trends may have differed between racial and ethnic groups.

Earlier this week, the CDC said the number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese increased last year by four.Delaware, Iowa, Ohio and Texas joined the list. In 2019, there were 12 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Those results was based on surveys where adults described their own height and weight, and are not as accurate as medical records.——— Read more: ABC News »

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Duh It is known. Kids aren’t dying!! Quit spreading your BS fear. This is creating mental issues for our children. STOP the BS!!!! It's almost like shutting things down, ruining social activities and sacrificing even more for the baby boomers (who were already handed everything and created this mess) at the expense of our young people had side effects that the 'experts' didn't see....

Not the pandemic, the response to the pandemic. Get it right Stop subsidizing the meat and dairy industry and go plant based. 🐂💩 Hello pakistan Joe Biden is everything the Democrats and the media told us Donald Trump was Obese people die from covid, and those with underlying health issues. That’s it. Everyone needs to stop being scared, if you’re healthy you’ll be fine it’s just the flu!

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hahahah Kids have been obese for years. Blaming and shaming never looks good on grown ass adults! LMFAO What do you expect to happen when you shut down schools, cancel extra curricular activities, make it difficult for physical activity, promote poor eating habits with fast food and expose people to high levels of stress. This only proves the pandemic won't be won, only sustained.

It's not news. It's common sense. horrible Media never gives up on a good scare tactic to control people It is not new. Obesity is chronic problem in US. Were they drinking too much too?

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First, people are obese because they are “too busy” to eat well and exercise, now they’re obese because they were home too long! Maybe these people are just lazy pigs that don’t care. More propaganda. Just give them a vaccine... That will make them healthy again... 😂 Never shows up to own Office when it is a positive legal issue, waited until legal arrests can be made or zero can leave unless knew me from her Catholic Jewish Canisius College, felons but coworkers so 1 at a time arrested to busy self, $. She was the prosecuting attorney type03

Bs Oh please! We all got fat brah! 😂 Wonder why. Around 80% of Covid deaths stem from overweight individuals. I wonder how many people became overweight due to our lockdowns and died from Covid when otherwise they would’ve survived

Major Study Will Investigate Long-Haul COVID-19The National Institutes of Health has launched an ambitious study to unravel the mysteries of lingering COVID-19 symptoms, which are sometimes referred to as long-haul COVID-19. Eh, ever heard of Mononucleosis? Occurring after Vaccines & mistreatment by Pharmaceutical drugs? Now you know - Long COVID! How about finishing up research on the vaccine’s long term effects? What took you so long? And why haven’t you released all the science on this?

Why Are GMO's Still On Shelves?🙄🙄🤦🏽‍♂️😷😷 We should mandate weight loss. If you are a fat slob you should be denied medical care. I for one will not be talking to any of my obese friends anymore until they either lose weight or die. So its undo it. Stay inside they said. Don’t go to school they said. Remote schooling is so great they said.

stop subsidizing high fructose corn syrup! Adults too! I admit it. I am Covid Cow! 65% of our population is obese. One of the biggest contributors to covid deaths. Not much talk about that or immune systems the last 18 months.. and adults I wonder🤔...just kidding we were already fat

Few people medically exempt from getting COVID-19 vaccine: ExpertsMedical experts who have been keeping track of COVID-19 vaccines and their effectiveness, say there are very few situations and conditions which would force a patient to put off getting vaccinated. Religious Exemptions should not apply. Zealots are part of the Trump base movement, earning their living in science and technology based companies. Their personalities align with addictive substance abusers when following Trump and their wacky religious ways It's almost like you're trying to sell exemptions as an option. WTF is MSM doing lately? Pushing narratives clouds the idea that objectivity is a thing.

That’s what happens when you make kids sit at home Stop trying to blame something else for the Government's failure to act. The lockdowns will end up killing way more youth than a man made Chinese Virus with a mortality rate of .000001% for youth! Lots of people in the USA are overweight, and not just by a little. It has become the new normal, unfortunately.

I'm 44 and almost got all of it back that I spent a long time losing. Same for their fat unvaccinated parents Impossible !!!! Blasphemer!!! Obesity is a comorbidity associated with COVID-19. This is worrying

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