Weight Fate: Heavy Kindergartners Far More Likely To Be Obese Teens, Emory University Study

Published: Jan 31, 2014

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A child's weight in kindergarten can foreshadow a struggle with obesity later in life — and the warning signals probably start even earlier than that, a large new study has found.

Overweight kindergartners are four times as likely as healthy-weight children to become obese by the eighth grade, and this new report, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, adds to growing evidence that a person's "weight fate" becomes established at a very early age.

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