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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gt;15% parents knew that a child's puppy fat converts into real weight around the ages of 10 to 11
She says a child with puppy fat will often grow into their weight.
Gym manager Stuart Lloyd said: "For young dogs it helps to burn off puppy fat and old dogs can always learn new tricks, especially in early April.
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.
Mum said it is puppy fat but I've had it six years.
It hasn't seen the sun for so long and it maybe hasn't lost the winter puppy fat - it's just not very nice.
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.
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.
He said: "Contrary to popular belief, children don't normally lose their puppy fat.