Risk factors for childhood overweight: shift of the mean body mass index and shift of the upper percentiles: results from a cross-sectional study

@article{Beyerlein2010RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for childhood overweight: shift of the mean body mass index and shift of the upper percentiles: results from a cross-sectional study},
  author={Andreas Beyerlein and Andr{\'e} Michael Toschke and R{\"u}diger von Kries},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={642-648}
}
Background:The worldwide increasing prevalence of childhood overweight seems to be due to an increasing proportion of extremely high body mass index (BMI) values rather than to a shift of the entire BMI distribution. These findings might be attributed to incremental exposure to risk factors particularly affecting overweight children.Objective:To assess the possible differences in associations of several risk factors by subgroups of children's BMI distribution.Methods:We applied quantile… CONTINUE READING

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