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.
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