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Adult Obesity Causes & Consequences | Overweight & Obesity | CDC
Background: Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern that includes associations with the development of cardiovascular disease CVD risk factors during childhood and adolescence as well as premature mortality in adults. Despite the high prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity as well as adult CVD, individual studies as well as previous systematic reviews examining the relationship between childhood obesity and adult CVD have yielded conflicting results. The purpose of this study was to use the aggregate data meta-analytic approach to address this gap. Methods: Studies were included if they met the following criteria: 1 longitudinal and cohort studies including case-cohort , 2 childhood exposure and adult outcomes collected on the same individual over time, 3 childhood obesity, as defined by the original study authors, 4 English-language articles, 5 studies published up to June, , 6 one or more of the following CVD risk factors [systolic blood pressure SBP , diastolic blood pressure DBP , total cholesterol TC , high-density lipoprotein cholesterol HDL , low-density lipoprotein cholesterol LDL , non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol non-HDL , and triglycerides TG ], 7 outcome s not self-reported, and 8 exposure measurements child's adiposity assessed by health professionals, trained investigators, or self-reported. Studies were retrieved by searching three electronic databases as well as citation tracking. Fisher's r to z score was calculated for each study for each outcome.
Health Risks of Being Overweight
Back to Health A to Z. BMI is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your height. BMI is not used to diagnose obesity because people who are very muscular can have a high BMI without much fat.
In , more than 1. Of these over million men and nearly million women have obesity. Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths.