Obesity and leanness at birth and their relationship to body habitus in later childhood.

@article{Fisch1975ObesityAL,
  title={Obesity and leanness at birth and their relationship to body habitus in later childhood.},
  author={Robert Fisch and M K Bilek and Robert A Ulstrom},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1975},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={521-8}
}
Prospectively collected data concerning a large group of children were analyzed to determine whether extremes of body habitus at birth were predictive of obesity and leanness at 4 and 7 years of age. A ratio of weight to height (ratio index) was used to determine relative fatness. Neonates who were extremely lean (0 to 5th percentile) or extremely obese (95th to 100th percentile) showed a tendency to persist, albeit at a decreasing rate, in their original habitus at 4 and 7 years of age. This… CONTINUE READING

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