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Lead Moderator

Recent publications using NHANES 2012-2014 have cited that prevalence of obesity has declined in children ages 2 to 5 years, have leveled off in ages 6 to 11 years, but continues to rise in adolescence. The above findings suggest that public health interventions and policy efforts have been effective in these younger age groups. The findings from this manuscript which utilizes multiple longitudinal studies appears to be somewhat contradictory to these findings. What are the public health implications of the projections of the study?