Tracking of childhood overweight into adulthood: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Singh2008TrackingOC,
  title={Tracking of childhood overweight into adulthood: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Amika Sonja Singh and Ch. J. J. Mulder and Jos W. R. Twisk and Willem van Mechelen and Mai J M Chinapaw},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={474-88}
}
Overweight and obesity in youth are important public health concerns and are of particular interest because of possible long-term associations with adult weight status and morbidity. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature and update evidence concerning persistence of childhood overweight. A computerized bibliographical search--restricted to studies with a prospective or retrospective longitudinal design--was conducted. Two authors independently extracted data and… CONTINUE READING
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