juvenile obesity

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A growing public health problem in affluent nations, where children spend less time playing energetic games and more time passively watching television, often snacking on junk foods while doing so. In the United States in the early 21st century, the prevalence reached 20%, and it is higher in some ethnic groups. It is also common in the European Union and among adolescent children of affluent parents in China, India, and other industrializing nations.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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