The Terneuzen birth cohort
bmi changes between 2 and 6 years correlate strongest with adult overweight
Kroon, M.L.A. de, Renders, C.M., Wouwe, J.P. van, Buuren, S. van, & HiraSing, R.A. (2010). The Terneuzen birth cohort: bmi changes between 2 and 6 years correlate strongest with adult overweight.
Background: Complications of overweight amplify with age, and irreversible damage already exists in young persons. Identifying the most sensitive age interval s) for adult overweight is relevant for primary prevention. The aim of the study was to assess the relative contribution of body mass index (BMI) changes between 0 and 18 years to adult overweight, and to identify the earliest critical growth period. Conclusions/Significance: The age interval from 2 y to 6 y is the earliest and most critical growth period for adult overweight. Therefore, primary prevention of adult overweight seems most likely to be successful if targeted at this specific age interval. By identifying those with an upwards centile crossing between 2 and 6 years, the development towards adult overweight might be reversed.
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Carry Mira Renders
Jacobus van Wouwe
Stef van Buuren
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