A narrative literature review of the development of obesity in infancy and childhood.

  title={A narrative literature review of the development of obesity in infancy and childhood.},
  author={Sally Robinson and Katie Yardy and Victoria Carter},
  journal={Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community},
  volume={16 4},
This narrative review explains the development of excess weight gain in babies and children. It takes a life course approach which includes genetics, pre-conception, pregnancy, infancy and childhood. The paper focuses on feeding behaviours, physical activity, parental influences and the wider social and environmental context. Risk factors which can cumulatively lead to excess childhood weight gain include: under- or overweight during pregnancy; the presence of diabetes during pregnancy; low or… CONTINUE READING
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