Socioeconomic status and weight gain in early infancy

L P M M Wijlaars, L Johnson, C H M van Jaarsveld, J Wardle

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The association between low socioeconomic status (SES) and childhood obesity foreshadows lifelong inequalities in health. Insight into the causal mechanisms linking childhood adversity to long-term health could be provided by discovering when the negative SES gradient in weight emerges and what early life experiences are associated with it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-70
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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