Is obesity more common in adolescent males or females?

Updated: Feb 20, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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During the second decade of life, females are more likely to be obese than males, except for black teenagers, among whom males are more likely to be obese than females. Although the male sex is associated with an increased incidence of OSA in adults, no differences have been identified in children before puberty.


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