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UK: Adolescent obesity is established in childhood

Puppy-fat Myth Undermines Children’s Future Health

A study of London school children found that those who were overweight or obese as 11 year-olds tended to remain so during adolescence.

Read more: Medical News Today, 5 May 2006

 

Adolescent obesity is established in childhood

Researchers found that persistent obesity in adolescents may be established well before the age of 11. They suggest that efforts to prevent obesity should be targeted in the early years.

Read more: British Medical Journal, 322, 13 May 2006

Read the abstract: British Medical Journal, 322, 13 May 2006

Read the article: British Medical Journal, 322, 13 May 2006


Published on May 5, 2006 in International news