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A person whose weight is higher than what is considered as a normal weight adjusted for height is described as being overweight or having obesity. BMI is the tool most commonly used to estimate and screen for overweight and obesity in adults and children. BMI is defined as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. For most people, BMI is related to the amount of fat in their bodies, which can raise the risk of many health problems. Children grow at different rates at different times, so it is not always easy to tell if is overweight.

Factors that may contribute to weight gain among adults and youth include genes, eating habits, physical inactivity, TV, computer, phone, and other screen time, sleep habits, medical conditions or medications, and where and how people live, including their access to healthy foods and safe places to be active. Overweight and obesity are risk factors for many health problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, t problems, and gallstones, among other conditions.

Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Researchers also use clinical trials to look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. Find out if clinical trials are right for you. Clinical trials that are currently open and recruiting can be viewed at www. The NIDDK translates and disseminates research findings to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals, and the public.

Defining Overweight and Obesity A person whose weight is higher than what is considered as a normal weight adjusted for height is described as being overweight or having obesity. More than 2 in 3 adults were considered to be overweight or have obesity. More than 1 in 3 adults were considered to have obesity.

About 1 in 13 adults were considered to have extreme obesity. About 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 were considered to have obesity. The tables below show BMI ranges for overweight and obesity. As shown in the above bar graph Among non-Hispanic white adults, more than 1 in 3 Among non-Hispanic black adults, almost half Among Hispanic adults, about 1 in 2 Among non-Hispanic Asian adults, about 1 in 8 According to the above bar graph Among children and adolescents ages 2 to 19, about 1 in 6 Young children ages 2 to 5 had a lower prevalence of obesity than older youth, about 1 in 11 9.

Less than 2 percent of young children were considered to have extreme obesity. Among children and youth ages 6 to 11, about 1 in 6 Among adolescents, ages 12 to 19, about 1 in 5 More recently, between , the prevalence of overall obesity and extreme obesity increased ificantly among women, however, there were no ificant increases for men. Changes over Time—Children and Adolescents 3,5 The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents 2 to 19 years increased between and Since this time there has been no ificant change in prevalence. Among children ages 2 to 5, the prevalence of obesity increased between and and then decreased.

Among children ages 6 to 11, the prevalence of obesity increased between and , and then did not change. Among adolescents, ages 12 to 19, the prevalence of obesity increased between and What are clinical trials, and are they right for you? What clinical trials are open?

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