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J Adolesc Health. 2010 Dec;47(6):604-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.04.017. Epub 2010 Jun 29.

Severe obesity and selected risk factors in a sixth grade multiracial cohort: the HEALTHY study.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. marcusmd@upmc.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence of severe obesity and associated risk in the HEALTHY cohort. A total of 6,365 students were assessed at school-based screenings. Results showed that 6.9% of students were severely obese. Severe obesity was associated with elevated cardiometabolic risk and race/ethnicity. Severe obesity is common and requires preventive intervention.

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