The impact of childhood body mass index on timing of puberty, adult stature and obesity: a follow-up study on adolescent and anthropometry recorded at Christ's Hospital (1936-1964)

JS Sandhu, Y Ben-Shlomo, TJ Cole, JMP Holly, G Davey Smith

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the impact of childhood body mass index (BMI) on timing of puberty, adult stature and obesity. Design: A retrospective school-based cohort follow-up study. Subjects: A total of 1520 men born between 1927 and 1956 with serial height and weight measurements from the age of 9 to 18, followed up in adulthood at a mean age of 63 years. Measurements: Prepubertal (child) BMI; age at peak height velocity (APHV); adult leg length, waist and hip circumference (self-reported), and height and weight (measured). Results: Boys with a higher childhood BMI tended to have an earlier puberty (per s.d. increase in child BMI: -0.31 years, 95% confidence interval (CI): -0.23 to -0.39, P
Translated title of the contributionThe impact of childhood body mass index on timing of puberty, adult stature and obesity: a follow-up study on adolescent and anthropometry recorded at Christ's Hospital (1936-1964)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14 - 22
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Volume30 (1)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

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