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Australia: Adolescence and adult weight

Australian researchers tracked the height and weight of about 5000 young people over 20 years. They found that most overweight and obese Australians did not have a weight problem in childhood. They gained their weight in late adolescence.

However, people who were very overweight as children were extremely likely to carry the problem into adulthood.

In: Medical Journal of Australia, 186 (9) May 2007

Read more:, 6 May 2007

Published on May 6, 2007 in Australian news