A 40-year history of overweight children in Stockholm: life-time overweight, morbidity, and mortality.

@article{DiPietro1994A4H,
  title={A 40-year history of overweight children in Stockholm: life-time overweight, morbidity, and mortality.},
  author={Loretta DiPietro and H O Mossberg and Albert J. Stunkard},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={1994},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={585-90}
}
We describe the 40-year weight history and adult morbidity and mortality in a cohort of 504 overweight children, aged 2 months to 16 years, who were admitted for investigation of their overweight to four children's hospitals in Stockholm between 1921 and 1947. Follow-up information was gathered by questionnaire at 10-year intervals, most recently in 1980-1983 (n = 458), on weight history (based on the body mass index (BMI = kg/m2)), as well as prevalence of cardiovascular disease (n = 143… CONTINUE READING

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