TITLE

Does birth weight predict childhood obesity?

AUTHOR(S)
Persons, Robert K.; Sevdy, Tristan L.; Nichols, William
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Jun2008, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p409
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the study regarding the significance of birth weight in predicting childhood obesity in the U.S. Because of the prevalence of childhood obesity, scientists and researchers are looking for ways to determine the causes and treatment of obesity. They discovered that birth weight can predict childhood obesity wherein a birth weight greater than 4,000 grams is associated with an increased risk of obesity in both childhood and adolescence. It reveals that the American Academy of Pediatrics states that genetic, environmental, or combinations of risk factors predisposes children to obesity.
ACCESSION #
32747730

 

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