1. Childhood obesity rates increased nearly 18% in 2010

2. Obese youth are more at risk for cardiovascular disease

3. Children who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults

4. Healthy lifestyles can prevent obesity

5. Caloric imbalance often leads to obesity


6. It is estimated that obesity cost $14.7 billion in 2008

7. African Americans have the highest age adjusted rate of obesity

8. Among Hispanics and African Americans, those with higher incomes are more likely to be obese.

9. Higher income women are less likely to be obese than lower income women.

10. There is no significant relationship between obesity and education in males.