Overweight Kindergartners Likely to be Obese by 14


Researchers studied the weight and BMI of almost 8000 five year olds for 9 years. Four times more overweight kindergartners were obese at 14 years old, than normal-weight kindergartners (32% vs. 8%). Those from the next-to-poorest socioeconomic group (quintile) and those with the highest birth weight had the highest prevalence of obesity at all ages.

PositiveTip: Preventing early obesity and and excess weight gain should be priority of all parents.