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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.02020001 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E87

This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

Life is a series of transitions: from child to adult to senior citizen; from school to work to retirement; from being single to marriage to widowhood or divorce. There is much about transition in this issue of BMJ USA.

Are obese children more likely to remain obese as they move through adulthood? In a prospective study of 1142 children followed from birth in 1947, Wright et al found that overweight teenagers were more likely to be obese as adults (BMJ USA p 85). However, being thin in childhood and adolescence did not protect against …

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