Prevalence and risk factors for overweight and obesity in children from Seychelles, a country in rapid transition: the importance of early growth

Stettler, N.; Bovet, P.; Shamlaye, H.; Zemel, B.S.; Stallings, V.A.; Paccaud, F.
February 2002
International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Feb2002, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p214
Academic Journal
Examines the prevalence of overweight and obesity and related risk factors in children from Seychelles, a country in rapid economic and epidemiological transition. Cross-sectional study with retrospective access to early life data; Strong association between weight gain during the first year of life and subsequent obesity in childhood.


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