Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 30th, 2006
"Improving our understanding of factors driving fat gain in young children should increase our ability to manage the rising problem of obesity. Accordingly, studies associating timing of adiposity rebound with later obesity are reviewed," investigators in New Zealand report.
R.W. Taylor and colleagues at the University of Otago conducted a review of the literature and determined, "Investigations in many countries have confirmed that early adiposity rebound increases risk of high blood pressure and obesity in young adults. The magnitude of the effect can be substantial (>3...
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