A 54-year-old member asked:
Is it true that an overweight child will eventually have a harder time getting and staying in shape as an adult?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Obesity (overt heavy weight, body mass index over 95th percentile) at any point in childhood including infancy, puts affected children at higher risk to become obese or overweight adults.
Answered on Dec 31, 2014
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