Don't children grow out of their obesity? Weight transitions in early childhood.

@article{Lee2010DontCG,
  title={Don't children grow out of their obesity? Weight transitions in early childhood.},
  author={Joyce M. Lee and Sungwoo Lim and Jamie M. Zoellner and Brian A. Burt and Anita Marie Sandretto and Woosung Sohn and Amid Ibrahim Ismail},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={
          466-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Expert opinion and cross-sectional analyses posit that obese young children will likely "outgrow" their obesity. However, given the nature of the US childhood obesity epidemic, this assertion may no longer hold true. OBJECTIVE To compare the weight transitions between early childhood (3-5 years) and midchildhood (7-10 years) in 2 different longitudinal cohorts: black preschool children from the inner city and from a nationally representative sample. RESULTS Weight transitions for… CONTINUE READING
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