childhood obesity

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childhood obesity

Overweight in a child, which is defined as an average BMI of = 85% for age and sex; = 95% for age and sex is very obese.

childhood obesity

Public health Overweight in a child, an average BMI of ≥ 85% for age and sex; ≥ 95% for age and sex is very obese. See Body-mass index, Obesity. Cf Adult obesity.
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He's 14 and still carries a bit of puppy fat, but he's getting very conscious about his appearance.
After a month's training the "man mountain" is shaping up nicely for an eventual place in the ten-strong Bupa Crusaders 'A' team - but not until he's shed a little puppy fat.
As her voice became more powerful, she worked on her body and ditched the puppy fat for toned arms and a washboard stomach.
At first we thought it was just a puppy fat phase, but now I'm worried that her low self-esteem will cause her to put on more weight.
Because he lived some distance away, the victim began to stay over at the Langford's home before matches and Langford started to abuse him by rubbing cream into his skin on the pretence it would help him to lose his puppy fat.
Mum said it is puppy fat but I've had it six years.
He says an experienced trainer can easily spot the difference between puppy fat and an unhealthily, overweight child.
Stories of film starlets being put on starvation diets to lose their puppy fat are now commonplace, but it all started in the 1930s with the Hollywood Diet.
But I suppose if you were a vigilant school nurse and if it were a bad Monday morning, you might say he had a little puppy fat.