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Childhood Obesity
CDC, Adolescent and School Health
The Obesity Fact Sheets contain results from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and School Health Profiles (Profiles) related to the obesity epidemic among youth.

Physical Activity and Good Nutrition: Essential Elements to Prevent Chronic Diseases and Obesity: At A Glance 2007
Chronic diseases accounted for 5 of the leading 6 causes of death in 2002 in the United States. The prolonged illness and disability associated with many chronic diseases also decreases the quality of life for millions of Americans. Much of the chronic disease burden is preventable. Physical inactivity and unhealthy eating contribute to obesity and a number of chronic diseases, including some cancers, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Nutrition and the Health of Young People
CDC, Adolescent and School Health

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Page last reviewed: May 22, 2007
Page last updated: May 22, 2007
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion