Is the adiposity rebound a rebound in adiposity?
Michele Wen-Chien Campbell, Joanne Williams, John B Carlin, Melissa Wake
International Journal of Pediatric Obesity | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2011
OBJECTIVE: Early adiposity rebound ([AR], when body mass index [BMI] rises after reaching a nadir) strongly predicts later obesity. We investigated whether the upswing in BMI at AR is accompanied by an increase in body fat. DESIGN: Community-based cohort study. SUBJECTS: A total of 299 first-born children (49% male). Measurements. Six-monthly anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance, 4-6.5 years; lean and fat mass index (kg/m(2)) for direct comparison with BMI. Supplementary (0-2 years) weight and length measures (needed for growth curve modelling) were drawn from subjects' child health records. METHODS: AR was estimated from individually modelled BMI curves from birth to 6.5 years. Two mai..View full abstract
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The PEAS Kids Growth Study was funded by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute seed funding and NHMRC project grant #284582. The authors' work was independent of the funders (the funding source had no involvement). MW was supported by NHMRC Population Health Career Development Awards #284556 and #546405, and MC by NHMRC Public Health Capacity Building Grant #436914.