Prediction of childhood obesity by infancy weight gain: an individual-level meta-analysis.

  title={Prediction of childhood obesity by infancy weight gain: an individual-level meta-analysis.},
  author={C{\'e}line Druet and Nicolas Stettler and Stephen Sharp and Rebecca K. Simmons and Cyrus Cooper and George Davey Smith and Ulf Ekelund and Claire L{\'e}vy-Marchal and Marjo-Ritta Jarvelin and Diana Kuh and Ken K Ong},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  volume={26 1},
To assess the predictive ability of infant weight gain on subsequent obesity we performed a meta-analysis of individual-level data on 47,661 participants from 10 cohort studies from the UK, France, Finland, Sweden, the US and Seychelles. For each individual, weight SD scores at birth and age 1 year were calculated using the same external reference (British 1990). Childhood obesity was defined by International Obesity Task Force criteria. Each +1 unit increase in weight SD scores between 0 and 1… CONTINUE READING
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