• Acceleration of BMI in Early Childhood and Risk of Sustained Obesity

    7 days ago - By New England Journal of Medicine

    The overall prevalence of childhood obesity remains very high, and the prevalence of very high levels of body-mass index for age in children is still rising. Most adolescents who are obese remain so in adulthood. The early onset of obesity is associated with the emergence of related...
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  • Determinants of Risk for Childhood Obesity

    7 days ago - By New England Journal of Medicine

    The body-fat content of a healthy full-term infant rises sharply from 10 to 14% at birth to 25 to 30% at 6 months of age, with a consequent 30% increase in the body-mass index. The accrual of body fat during infancy correlates with, and may be required for, normal linear growth, brain...
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