One strategy to predict adult obesity is related to identification of the timing of adiposity rebound (AR).
An average of the adiposity rebound in children occurred at 5 years of age.
needs to be assessed between these years.
Two longitudinal studies suggest an important role of physical activity in the prevention of excess weight gain in different phases of growth: more active children between 4 and 11 years have less fatness in early adolescence and may also have a later adiposity rebound
The ultimate objective was to prevent deficiencies in children's health (obesity, adiposity rebound
and insufficiency weight -below the 3rd percentile-).
Despite the potential limit of using BMI in infants, the use of BMI from birth on may be helpful in tracking the infant's growth and looking at trends and risk factors associated with the years preceding the adiposity rebound
Conventional wisdom holds that three periods are critical in the development of obesity: the fetal period, a period known as adiposity rebound
occurring from age 4 to 6, and adolescence.
Boonpleng, Park, and Gallo (2012) begin their article with a discussion of a new term used in the literature about obesity in children: adiposity rebound
Another factor to be considered is adiposity rebound
(AR), which refers to the point at which a child's body fatness normally declines to a nadir and then begins to rise.
The tools of growth charts, especially body mass index plotting whereby we can watch for early adiposity rebound
must be used.
This upward trend after the low point or dip in BMI percentile curves reflects what is called the adiposity rebound