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Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity

Overview

Studies indicate obese children overwhelmingly tend to stay overweight into adulthood.

Review Date 2/12/2018

Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Internal review and update on 09/01/2016 by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.