Progression from childhood overweight to adolescent obesity in a large contemporary cohort.

@article{Reilly2011ProgressionFC,
  title={Progression from childhood overweight to adolescent obesity in a large contemporary cohort.},
  author={John J. Reilly and Maria Bonataki and Samantha D. Leary and Jonathan Ck Wells and George Davey-Smith and Pauline M Emmett and Colin D. Steer and Andrew Robert Ness and Andrea Sherriff},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 2-2},
  pages={e138-43}
}
CONTEXT The overweight - as distinct from obese - child is a potential target for obesity prevention interventions, on the assumption that overweight often progresses to obesity. However, there is limited empirical evidence on the probability that overweight progresses to obesity in contemporary children. Aim. To quantify progression from overweight to obesity in a large contemporary cohort of children. METHODS Changes in weight status were studied longitudinally in 7-year-olds (n=5 175… CONTINUE READING