This difference disappears around the adiposity rebound
period, and NC values of Turkish preschool children become slightly lower after this period except for the 97th percentile.
Boyer and colleagues reported that early life BMI development was associated with adolescent CVD, emphasizing that the period around the adiposity rebound
(5-6 years of age) is vital to adolescent adipose tissue development and future cardiovascular risk .
Dr Daniel W Belsky, an epidemiologist at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina, US, says in children with obesity genes, "adiposity rebound
occurs earlier and higher.
One strategy to predict adult obesity is related to identification of the timing of adiposity rebound
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.
Timing of adiposity rebound
: A step toward preventing obesity.
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.