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Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity


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

Review Date 1/13/2020

Updated by: Laura J. Martin, MD, MPH, ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.