Touro University, USA
*Corresponding author: Joy Dugan, Associate Program Director, Joint MSPAS/MPH Program, California, USA
Submission: October 22, 2018; Published: November 13, 2018
ISSN : 2578-0263Volume2 Issue3
The prevalence of obesity has progressively increased over the past four decades for people of all ages, genders, racial and ethnic groups, and educational levels [1-4]. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 2016, the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975 with more than 650 million obese adults and 1.9 billion overweight adults . Additionally, over 41 million children under the age of 5 and 340 million children aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016 . Evidence shows that children with obesity tend to remain obese into adulthood; thus, the percentage of obese adults will continue to rise in the coming decades, equating to 38% adults with obesity and and additional 20% adults being overweight globally by 2030 [1,2,6].