The effect of early life factors and early interventions on childhood overweight and obesity

Li Ming Wen, Chris Rissel, Gengsheng He

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Abstract

The global obesity epidemic continues to be one of the major health burdens on society, which directly affects our younger generation. Worldwide, more than 40 million children under the age of five were overweight with a global prevalence of
overweight being 6.7% in 2010 [1].The rates of overweight and obesity have been dramatically increasing in some developing countries such as China [2] over recent years. This highlights the need for a better understanding of the effect of early life
factors on overweight and obesity and, more importantly, developing effective early interventions
Original languageEnglish
Article number964540
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Obesity
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Copyright © 2015 Li Ming Wen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords

  • breastfeeding
  • Childhood overweight and obesity
  • early life factors

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