Rapid increase in the prevalence of obesity in elementary school children

@article{Yoshinaga2004RapidII,
  title={Rapid increase in the prevalence of obesity in elementary school children},
  author={Masao Yoshinaga and Atsushi Shimago and Chihaya Koriyama and Yoshio Nomura and Koichiro Miyata and Jun Hashiguchi and Katsura Arima},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={494-499}
}
OBJECTIVE: Three critical periods have been suggested for the development of obesity during childhood: fetal, ages 4–6 y, and adolescence. The prevalence of obesity in elementary school children is increasing in Japan, and the present study examines whether this rising prevalence occurs during the elementary school period (age 6–11 y) or is occurring prior to entry into elementary school.DESIGN: Repeated cross-sectional sampling of cohorts of children for the prevalence of obesity.SETTING AND… CONTINUE READING

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