Obesity rates among U.S. children have leveled off in last decade

July 21, 2014 3:51 PM

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Obesity rates among U.S. children have leveled off in last decade

"Abdominal obesity is most linked to health complications," said Dr. David Katz.

The report analyzed the size and weight of children between the ages of 6 and 18. Using data collected from a compendium of other health studies, researchers calculated the average abdominal obesity (the ratio of waistline to height) of children over the eight years leading up to 2012.

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