March 17, 2014
A study in The Journal of Pediatrics says teenage boys and girls are increasingly losing the battle of the bulge.
The researchers examined data from several government surveys looking at obesity rates in young people.
They found their belly fat had increased by more than 65 percent in boys and almost 70 percent in girls between 1988 and 2004.
Researchers say fat around the waist is of particular concern, because it increases the risk of heart disease and type two diabetes.