Are overweight children more likely to be overweight adults?
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Overweight at any age in childhood increases the risk for overweight in adulthood. The relative risk (RR) ranges from 1.9 to 10.1 and increases as children get older. Not all overweight children become overweight adults, however (strength of recommendation: A, systematic review of consistent prospective and retrospective cohort studies).
Journal of Family Practice, 58(8) 2009: 431-432.
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