According to the CDC's National
Center for Health Statistics, about 9 out of 50 children ages 6 to 11 in the U.S.
considered overweight, and 1 in 5 teens (ages 12 to 19) is overweight. Many more people
are now overweight than 15 years ago. This increase is seen in both sexes and all
Overweight or obese teens are more likely to be overweight or obese adults.