COMMENTARY. Coordination, childhood weight gain and obesity

Montgomery, Scott M.
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1157
Academic Journal
In this article the author analyzes a report by Cairney and colleagues asserting a greater risk of unhealthy weight gain in children with possible developmental coordination disorder. He believes that the association of poorer coordination with obesity is not exclusively due to an increased risk among children with poorest motor function. However, he concludes that there is a possibility in children with relatively poor coordination to have an elevated risk for obesity in the future.


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