Progression from childhood overweight to adolescent obesity in a large contemporary cohort

JJ Reilly, M Bonataki, SD Leary, JC Wells, G Davey Smith, P Emmett, CD Steer, A Ness, A Sheriff

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Abstract

Context. The overweight – as distinct from obese – child is a potential target for obesity prevention interventions, on the assumption that overweight often progresses to obesity. However, there is limited empirical evidence on the probability that overweight progresses to obesity in contemporary children. Aim. To quantify progression from overweight to obesity in a large contemporary cohort of children. Methods. Changes in weight status were studied longitudinally in 7-year-olds (n=5 175) participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), over a 6-year period. Obesity was defined as BMI z-score ≥1.64 and overweight defined as BMI z-score ≥1.04 but
Translated title of the contributionProgression from childhood overweight to adolescent obesity in a large contemporary cohort
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Obesity
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Other: Published online 30 September 2010

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