Childhood Overweight & Adult Obesity, Connection Between Childhood & Adult Obesity
Is There a Connection Between Childhood Overweight and Adult Obesity?
Yes. There does appear to be a link between weight in childhood and adult obesity.
Some studies show that as many as 80 percent of children who are obese in adolescence (10-14 years) remain obese as adults.
Up to 30 percent of ALL obese adult women were obese in adolescence.