As of November in 2013, obesity is considered a disease. It has become so widespread that many are calling it an epidemic, while a WebMD article by R. Morgan Griffin labeled the “obesity epidemic ‘astronomical’”. Over the past thirty years, obesity rates have gone from 15 percent to 30 percent. Instead of doubling like adult rates have, Childhood obesity rates, on the other hand, decided to outperform their older counterpart by tripling their rates. Surely following in their parents footsteps, and then some.
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