Predicting obesity in early adulthood from childhood and parental obesity

@article{Magarey2003PredictingOI,
  title={Predicting obesity in early adulthood from childhood and parental obesity},
  author={Anthea Margaret Magarey and Lynne Allison Daniels and T John Boulton and Richard A. Cockington},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={505-513}
}
OBJECTIVE: To determine the degree of tracking of adiposity from childhood to early adulthood, and the risk of overweight in early adulthood associated with overweight in childhood and parental weight status in a cohort of children born in the mid-1970s.DESIGN: Longitudinal observational study.SUBJECTS: Approximately 155 healthy boys and girls born in Adelaide, South Australia, 1975–1976 and their parents.MEASUREMENTS: Height and weight of subjects at 2 y, annually from 4 to 8 y, biennially… CONTINUE READING