volume 99, issue 4, Pe1-e1 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.4.e1
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C. L. Ogden, R. P. Troiano, R. R. Briefel, R. J. Kuczmarski, K. M. Flegal, C. L. Johnson

Abstract: Conclusion. These results show that in the last 20 years the prevalence of overweight has increased among 4-and 5-year-old children but not among younger children. These findings suggest that efforts to prevent overweight, including encouragement of physical activity and improved diets, should begin in early childhood. Pediatrics 1997;99(4). URL: http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/ content/full/99/4/e1; overweight, anthropometry, preschool children.