Family social class, maternal body mass index, childhood body mass index, and age at menarche as predictors of adult obesity.

@article{Laitinen2001FamilySC,
  title={Family social class, maternal body mass index, childhood body mass index, and age at menarche as predictors of adult obesity.},
  author={Jaana H. Laitinen and Chris Power and M R J{\"a}rvelin},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={287-94}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is an increasingly prevalent nutritional disorder throughout the world and is a risk factor for many chronic diseases. The prevalence of obesity increases with age. OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate the associations between BMI at 31 y of age and family social class during early childhood, maternal body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy, BMI at birth and at 1 and 14 y of age, and age at menarche. DESIGN This was a longitudinal study of the northern Finland birth… CONTINUE READING