The Interaction of Childhood Height and Childhood BMI in the Prediction of Young Adult BMI

Stovitz, Steven D.; Pereira, Mark A.; Vazquez, Gabriela; Lytle, Leslie A.; Himes, John H.
October 2008
Obesity (19307381);Oct2008, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p2336
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study which investigated the interaction of childhood height and childhood body mass index (BMI) in the prediction of young adult BMI. It analyzes the data of subjects from the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH). The measurements of the subjects' heights and weights during third grade and during 12th grade are detailed. A discussion on the study findings is presented.


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