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Childhood & Adult Obesity

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.


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