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Unless obesity is tackled, the that 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children in Britain will be obese by 2050.

BPA exposure and obesity in children: Just a correlation?

points to a tenfold increase in obesity rates among children and ..

T1 - Physiotherapy and child obesity: Current trends in Australian practice
On the basis of our simulation models, childhood obesity and overweight will continue to be a major health problem in the United States. Early development of obesity predicted obesity in adulthood, especially for children who were severely obese. (Funded by the JPB Foundation and others.)

Childhood obesity: the shocking stats every parent must ..

Around 20-25% of Australian children in 1995, aged 7-15 years were considered to be overweight or obese.
PHIT America realizes the tremendous issues with obesity. There are many organizations focused on this disease. While obesity is not our primary focus, we emphasize that getting people more active and fit will dramatically reduce the number of Americans who are overweight or obese.


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Updated estimates for Australia by S Crowley (unpublished) in 1995/6 suggest that the true costs of obesity may be between $680 - $1239 million.

Adapted from: Booth M, Baur L & Denny Wilson E, Report to the Commonwealth on Australian standard definitions for child and adolescent overweight and obesity.

In children there is evidence that factors early in life have the potential to contribute to the development of obesity later in life.
We pooled height and weight data from five nationally representative longitudinal studies totaling 176,720 observations from 41,567 children and adults. We simulated growth trajectories across the life course and adjusted for secular trends. We created 1000 virtual populations of 1 million children through the age of 19 years that were representative of the 2016 population of the United States and projected their trajectories in height and weight up to the age of 35 years. Severe obesity was defined as a body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) of 35 or higher in adults and 120% or more of the 95th percentile in children.

Introduction | The Obesity Epidemic

Given the current level of childhood obesity, the models predicted that a majority of today’s children (57.3%; 95% uncertainly interval [UI], 55.2 to 60.0) will be obese at the age of 35 years, and roughly half of the projected prevalence will occur during childhood. Our simulations indicated that the relative risk of adult obesity increased with age and BMI, from 1.17 (95% UI, 1.09 to 1.29) for overweight 2-year-olds to 3.10 (95% UI, 2.43 to 3.65) for 19-year-olds with severe obesity. For children with severe obesity, the chance they will no longer be obese at the age of 35 years fell from 21.0% (95% UI, 7.3 to 47.3) at the age of 2 years to 6.1% (95% UI, 2.1 to 9.9) at the age of 19 years.

4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, Sep 2009

The final part of this book looks at what needs to happen to reverse the obesity epidemic. This can be achieved, but crises require major interventions, not the same things done in different ways. One definition of madness is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result. Revolutionary change will not be achieved with the UK Change4Life campaign, for example, advising people to have a banana instead of a bag of crisps. Swapping one starch for another is going to make no difference to the obesity epidemic. Some of the proposals may appear extreme, but, if they do, how does “90% of today’s children being overweight or obese by 2050” sound?

4338.0 - Profiles of Health, Australia, 2011-13

Although the current obesity epidemic has been well documented in children and adults, less is known about long-term risks of adult obesity for a given child at his or her present age and weight. We developed a simulation model to estimate the risk of adult obesity at the age of 35 years for the current population of children in the United States.

BBC Science - What are the health risks of obesity?

I have a one in four chance that you, the reader, are obese. I have a two in three chance that you are overweight. Given your interest in the subject matter, I have a virtual certainty that you know and/or work with overweight people. If I can prove to you that eat less/do more has never worked and will never work – are you prepared to consider an alternative that will? For yourself or for your patients or for our children facing a fat future?