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Prevalence of obesity and extreme obesity in children aged 3-5 years

Early childhood adiposity may have significant later health effects. This study examines the prevalence and recognition of obesity and severe obesity among preschool-aged children. The electronic medical record was used to examine body mass index (BMI), height, sex and race/ethnicity in 42,559 children aged 3-5 years between 2007 and 2010. Normal or underweight (BMI?

Authors: Lo JC; Greenspan LC; et al.

Pediatr Obes. 2014 Jun;9(3):167-75. Epub 2013-05-15.

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