Study: Severe pediatric obesity trending upward

Despite years of progress, severe obesity among children from households with lower incomes is just as prevalent as it was a decade ago and trending upward, according to a study published in Pediatrics.
“Obesity is a complex, chronic condition that should be evaluated and treated with long-term care strategies, with ongoing monitoring and taking into account the context of the child, family, and community,” Lixia Zhao, PhD, a researcher in the CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity and co-author of the study, told Healio.
“Watchful waiting of obesity —

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