SCARY: Millennials 3X As Likely To Be Obese Than Past Generations

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Millennials Are 3X As Likely To Be Obese


If you were born in the 90s, you have a bigger chance of becoming obese, at least according to a recent study by University College London

Scientists in the United Kingdom analyzed 56,632 medical records from 1946 - 2012 to see if a direct correlation existed between the average body mass index for each respective year. 

The results were staggering.

Children who were born in the 1990s showcased a much higher body mass index than any other year.

 The study stated "around a fifth of boys and a quarter of girls born after 1990 were obse by the time they were 10 years old. This was compared to just seven percent of boys and 11 percent of girls who were born in either the 1940s or the 1970s."

And this doesn't just affect people in the United Kingdom.

A recent study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey revealed that "the proportion of young adults who are obese has more than tripled from 8% in 1971–1974 to 24% in 2005–2006, while in most other adult age groups the prevalence doubled during that time period."

It's scary to think that millennials everywhere face a greater risk of obesity than generations before them, especially with the amount of fad diets and "quick fixes" we're constantly bombarded with. This is just further proof that we need to throw those things away and start taking care of our health in a safer, more organic way.


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