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Child obesity levels expected to increase sharply by end of the decade – IOTF

World wide trends in child obesity

The International Obesity Taskforce has analysed world wide trends in child obesity. They say that the number of overweight children worldwide is expected to rise significantly by the end of this decade.

By 2010, half the children in North and South America could be overweight, up from 28% today, while the number of overweight children in Europe could rise from 25% to 38%. Similar increases are likely in the Middle East and the Pacific region.

This is expected to have big implications for public health.

Read more: International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 1 (1), 2006, 11-25

Published on March 8, 2006 in International news