Plus-Size Teen Waistlines Expanding

The heaviest American children and teens are only getting bigger, researchers found. Overall measures of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and triceps skinfold thickness have increased over a 10-year period, but these increases were more marked in the heaviest 20 percent of children, May A. Beydoun and Dr. Youga Wang of Johns Hopkins reported in the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. "Heavier children and adolescents gained more adiposity, especially waist size," Wang said...Full Story
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