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Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity


Studies indicate children with obesity usually stay overweight into adulthood.

Review Date 1/17/2022

Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.