The Effect of Early Life Factors and Early Interventions on Childhood Overweight and Obesity 2016

Li Ming Wen, Chris Rissel, Gengsheng He

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Abstract

Increasing prevalence of infant and childhood obesity around the world is a major public health concern [1]. If current trends continue, the number of overweight or obese infants and young children globally will increase to 70 million by 2025 [2]. Without the implementation of secondary prevention or early intervention programs, obese infants and young children will likely continue to be obese during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Determining the early life factors associated with obesity is key to developing early intervention strategies and preventing obesity among young children in the first few years of life. Thus, there is an urgent need for a better understanding of the effect of early life factors on overweight and obesity and, more importantly, for the development of effective early interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3642818
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Obesity
Volume2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • childhood obesity
  • obesity interventions
  • obesity risk factors
  • early life factors

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