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Entrenched obesity in childhood: findings from a national cohort study

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

This study examines whether or to obesity in childhood is a passing phenomenon or if it remains entrenched into adolescence. Check it out.


Entrenched obesity in childhood- findings from a national cohort study
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About 63% of children who experience obesity between ages 5.6 and 9.1 and 72% of those who had obesity at kindergarten entry experience trenched obesity.

Obesity prevention should focus on early childhood as obesity in childhood it’s not a passing phenomenon as it might indicate potential risks for long-term obesity.

Supported by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


Solveig A. Cunningham, Ph.D., Ashlesha Datar, PhD., K.M. Venkat Narayan, M.D and K.M. Michael R. Kramer, Ph.D.

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