Anthropometric patterns in early life and mid-childhood and their prospective association with body composition in young adulthood

Guo Cheng, Thomas Remer, Anke L B Günther, Anja Kroke & Anette E Buyken
Objective: Anthropometric patterns during infancy and childhood have been suggested to exert long-term influences on body fatness in later life. We examined whether rapid weight gain (RWG) in early life or a younger age at adiposity rebound (AR) were associated with body composition in young adulthood.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]