In 2017, Bingham Memorial Hospital declared:
|“|| Generation Z—those children born in the mid-2000s, after the Millennials—are facing the dangers of obesity at an alarming rate. The percentage of obese children in the United States aged 6 to 11 increased from 7 percent in 1980 to 18 percent in 2012, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And, during the same time period, the percentage of obese teenagers aged 12 to 19 increased from 5 percent to 21 percent.
“It’s unsettling to know that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in teenagers in the past 30 years,” says Karla Adams, Family Nurse Practitioner at Bingham Memorial Hospital. “But, families do have options and there is hope.”
Atheism and obesity
See also: Atheism and obesity
Secular Europe and communist China have significant problems with obesity (see: Secular Europe and obesity and China and obesity). In addition, Australia has a significant problem with obesity (see: Australia, irreligion and obesity).
In the United States at the present time, the greater the degree of irreligiosity in a generation, the higher their obesity rate is. According to the Gallup Inc., "Very religious Americans are more likely to practice healthy behaviors than those who are moderately religious or nonreligious."
In addition, a significant number of prominent atheists are overweight (see: Atheism and obesity).
For more information, See: Atheism and obesity
- Atheism Doubles Among Generation
- Childhood Obesity on the Rise in Generation Z
- Causes of obesity
- A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live, By Max Fisher and Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post, May 23, 2013
- Very Religious Americans Lead Healthier Lives, Gallup Poll, 2010