Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll
University of Michigan Health System
Caption: Research by the University of Michigan Health System using the newest data available on children and adults born 1926-2005 shows Americans are becoming heavier younger, and carrying extra weight for longer periods over their lifetime. The trend of young and middle-age adults becoming obese earlier in life than their parents and grandparents could set up the generation for shorter lives and poorer health.
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