Harvard Health Blog
Scary news about childhood obesity
By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing The latest data on childhood obesity was just released, and the news isn’t good. A full 41.5% of 16-to-19-year-olds were overweight in 2015–2016, a jump from 36.7% just two years before. The numbers were even worse for girls in that age group: 47.9% of them were overweight, up from 35.6% in 2013–2014.