Externalizing behavior in early childhood and body mass index from age 2 to 12 years: longitudinal analyses of a prospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Anderson2010ExternalizingBI,
  title={Externalizing behavior in early childhood and body mass index from age 2 to 12 years: longitudinal analyses of a prospective cohort study},
  author={Sarah Anderson and Xin He and SARAH J. SCHOPPE-SULLIVAN and Aviva Must},
  booktitle={BMC pediatrics},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Some evidence suggests that obesity and behavior problems are related in children, but studies have been conflicting and have rarely included children under age 4. An association between behavior problems in early childhood and risk for obesity could suggest that a common set of factors contribute to both. Our research objectives were to determine the extent to which externalizing behavior in early childhood is related to body mass index (BMI) in early childhood and through age 12… CONTINUE READING
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