Insight into the causes of the recent secular trend in pediatric obesity: Common sense does not always prevail for complex, multi-factorial phenotypes.

@article{Eisenmann2006InsightIT,
  title={Insight into the causes of the recent secular trend in pediatric obesity: Common sense does not always prevail for complex, multi-factorial phenotypes.},
  author={Joey C. Eisenmann},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={
          329-35
        }
}
Although the secular increase in pediatric obesity is well-documented, there has been no serious attempt to systematically address the causes of this secular trend. The aim of this paper is to provide a better understanding of the possible causes of the recent secular increase in pediatric obesity by reviewing and synthesizing the available literature pertaining to the topic. The paper addresses caveats and important considerations regarding the body mass index, physical activity, and diet and… CONTINUE READING
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