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Nutr Rev. 2013 Oct;71 Suppl 1:S62-7. doi: 10.1111/nure.12061.

Role of developmental overnutrition in pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Abstract

Childhood obesity continues to be a significant public health burden. Empirical evidence has begun to identify intrauterine and postnatal pathways that increase the likelihood of excess adiposity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes among offspring. Reviewed here is the evidence supporting a transgenerational vicious cycle that increases obesity and diabetes in offspring and contributes substantially to the increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes observed over the past several decades. The public health impact of these findings is discussed and future research opportunities are outlined.

KEYWORDS:

childhood obesity; developmental overnutrition; pediatrics; type 2 diabetes

PMID:
24147926
DOI:
10.1111/nure.12061
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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