According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among a cohort of 432,302 people between the ages of 2 and 19 years old, children 6 to 11 showed the greatest increases in body mass index during the pandemic. The national weight gain will surprise few pediatricians, who have been warning since the pandemic began of the likely effects of reduced physical activity and increased screen time. But the rate of change is striking. The monthly rate of BMI increase nearly doubled, to 1.93 times its pre-pandemic rate. The proportion of U.S. children who are obese was rising by 0.07% a month before the pandemic, but by 0.37% a month — five times faster – after the virus appeared.
If You Find EarthNewspaper.com Informative, Please Make A Contribution
Donate today and support the work I do seven days a week. Each day I publish more than a dozen news articles and videos, from honest, independent and reliable sources, on a completely ad-free website. There are four ways you may donate: credit card, check, bank wire, or SubscriberStar. I, Mark R. Elsis, thank you in advance for your gracious generosity, so that EarthNewspaper.com All The Honest News Fit To Publish may keep growing quickly.