Journal article

Increased Body Mass Index in Parent-Child Dyads Predicts the Offspring Risk of Meeting Bariatric Surgery Criteria

Markus Juonala, Matthew A Sabin, David Burgner, Michael Cheung, Mika Kahonen, Nina Hutri-Kahonen, Terho Lehtimaki, Eero Jokinen, Juha Koskinen, Paivi Tossavainen, Tomi Laitinen, Jorma SA Viikari, Olli T Raitakari, Costan G Magnussen

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 2015


CONTEXT: Obesity in children is a major public health concern. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the value of using parent-child dyads' adiposity status for predicting the individual's later eligibility for bariatric surgery (EBS). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The cohort consisted of 2647 individuals from the longitudinal Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. Baseline information included own and parental body mass index (BMI) in 1980 (children aged 3-18 years), whereas adult follow-up assessment examined EBS 21-31 years later. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: EBS in adulthood was defined as: 1) BMI greater than 40 kg/m(2) or 2) BMI greater than 35 kg/m(2) with at least one of the following meta..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)

Funding Acknowledgements

The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study is supported by the Academy of Finland (Grants 126925, 121584, 124282, 129378 [Salve], 117787 [Gendi], 41071 [Skidi], and 134309 [eye]); the Social Insurance Institution of Finland; the Kuopio, Tampere (Grant X51001 to T.L.), and Turku University Hospital Medical Funds; the Juho Vainio Foundation; the Paavo Nurmi Foundation; the Paulo Foundation, the Finnish Foundation of Cardiovascular Research; the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Medical Foundation, the Sigrid Juselius Foundation; Maud Kuistila Foundation; and the Tampere Tuberculosis Foundation and the Emil Aaltonen Foundation. Support was received from National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Fellowships APP572504 and APP1064629 (to D.P.B.) and APP1037559 (to C.G.M.). DPB is an honorary National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow. Research at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The Heart Research Group at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by RCH100 and the RCH Foundation.