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OBESE KIDS & TEENS:
CONSEQUENCES


source: www.health.nsw.gov.au/
obesity/adult/background/back
ground.html


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kids & teens/ consequences

The prevention and management of obesity in children is a priority as there is a high risk of persistence into adulthood.

Obese children
  • have a 25-50% chance of progression to adult obesity and it may be as high as 78% in older obese adolescents.
Obese adults
  • who were overweight as adolescents also have higher levels of weight-related ill health and a higher risk of early death than those obese adults who only became obese in adulthood.
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