Temperamental factors associated with rapid weight gain and obesity in middle childhood.

@article{Carey1988TemperamentalFA,
  title={Temperamental factors associated with rapid weight gain and obesity in middle childhood.},
  author={William Bacon Carey and R L Hegvik and Sean C McDevitt},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  year={1988},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={194-8}
}
Studies of the perplexing problem of childhood obesity have considered etiological factors in the child and environment, but have largely ignored the child's temperament or style of interaction with the environment. In this report, a significant relationship is demonstrated between temperament and both rapid weight gain and actual obesity in middle childhood. In a longitudinal study of 138 children, weight-for-height percentile gains between 4 to 5 years and 8 to 9 years were significantly… CONTINUE READING

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