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Prediction of childhood obesity by infancy weight gain: an individual-level meta-analysis.

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To assess the predictive ability of infant weight gain on subsequent obesity we performed a meta-analysis of individual-level data on 47,661 participants from 10 cohort studies from the UK, France, Finland, Sweden, the US and Seychelles. For each individual, weight SD scores at birth and age 1 year were calculated using the same external reference (British 1990). Childhood obesity was defined by International Obesity Task Force criteria. Each +1 unit increase in weight SD scores between 0 and...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Author
Journal:
Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology More from this journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-26
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-3016
ISSN:
0269-5022
Language:
English
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pubs:172471
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uuid:a0cbf642-ea7b-424f-a7da-7ec10e07f2ac
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pubs:172471
Source identifiers:
172471
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2013-11-16

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