‘Severely obese:’ 5 percent of U.S. kids, teens fit risky new category

September 18, 2013

By JoNel Aleccia Overall obesity rates for American kids may have leveled off, but a new report finds that children and teens at the far end of the spectrum are getting heavier, faster — with about 5 percent now classified as “severely obese.” That means nearly 4 million U.S. youth fall into a new category […]

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