Incidence of obesity during childhood and adolescence in a large contemporary cohort

Adrienne R Hughes, Andrea Sherriff, Debbie A Lawlor, Andrew R Ness, John J Reilly

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Abstract

Timing of obesity development during childhood and adolescence is unclear, hindering preventive strategies. The primary aim of the present study was to quantify the incidence of overweight and obesity throughout childhood and adolescence in a large contemporary cohort of English children (the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, ALSPAC; children born 1991-1992). A secondary aim was to examine the persistence of overweight and obesity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalPreventive Medicine
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011

Keywords

  • childhood
  • adolescents
  • obesity
  • aetiology
  • overweight children

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