volume 15, issue 1, P195-210 2010
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-81232010000100025
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Abstract: We describe the approach taken by the National Children’s Study (NCS) to understanding the role of environmental factors in the development of obesity. We review the literature with regard to the two core hypotheses in the NCS that relate to environmental origins of obesity and describe strategies that will be used to test each hypothesis. Although it is clear that obesity in an individual results from an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure, control of the obesity epidemic will require understandi…

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