The new cards will not only provide a more accurate picture, but also offer an opportunity for prevention, said Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala. BMI is an early warning signal that is useful from the age of 2. This means that parents have the opportunity to change the habits of their children to eat before a weight problem ever develops, it said .In addition to evaluating new revised growth charts contain additional information about cultural and racial diversity and growth of the child. Later this fall, the CDC also plans to publish a more comprehensive report on the problems of weight and obesity in America. But in the meantime, Koplan said that the graphics developed for use by pediatricians, nurses and dieticians can also serve as an important tool.

The new growth charts are published in a report, CDC growth charts. The report and data will be available from the CDC at www.cdc.

The movement is based on data collected by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a collection of information on a cross-section of American real physical examinations. The results showed that more than half of Americans and the number of obese adults has doubled since 1980. The results also indicate the number of children and adolescents are overweight has doubled in the last two decades, although their average size has remained essentially unchanged.

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Evaluation is a unique number used to evaluate the weight for height. Known as body mass index , is currently used as a measure of body fat and for monitoring. But according to the health authorities of the United States, may also serve as an early warning signal, essentially helping to identify children at risk of developing adult.

For the majority of pediatricians and parents, the growth curves are old hat. But in reality, growth curves, introduced in 1977, are the tools used to monitor and identify developmental problems in children around the world. But while the concept is now more than two decades, U.S.

health authorities Tuesday released a new version that could prove an even more valuable on the road, through the establishment of a new assessment