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Perinatal and Infant Determinants of Obesity

  • Debbie A. Lawlor
  • George Davey Smith
  • Richard Martin
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Part of the Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health book series (SSEH, volume 2)

Abstract

Both professionals and the public view obesity as one of, if not the, most important public health problem of our times and concerns are increasingly focused on childhood obesity. Obesity has been included in the international classification of diseases since 1948, since when we have seen an epidemic develop internationally affecting all age groups, including children and adolescents (Kipping et al.

Keywords

Maternal Smoking Maternal Body Mass Index Birth Size Great Body Mass Index Adult Body Mass Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debbie A. Lawlor
    • 1
  • George Davey Smith
    • 1
  • Richard Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, Department of Social MedicineUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Social MedicineUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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