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Early life risk factors for obesity in childhood: Authors' reply

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7514.454 (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:454
  1. John J Reilly, reader in paediatric energy metabolism (jjr2y@clinmed.gla.ac.uk),
  2. Julie Armstrong, lecturer in nutrition,
  3. Pauline Emmett, senior research fellow in nutrition,
  4. Andy Ness, senior lecturer in epidemiology,
  5. Andrea Sherriff, research fellow in medical statistics
  1. University of Glasgow Division of Developmental Medicine, Yorkhill Hospitals, Glasgow G3 8SJ
  2. University of Glasgow Division of Developmental Medicine, Yorkhill Hospitals, Glasgow G3 8SJ
  3. Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Institute of Child Health, University of Bristol

    EDITOR—Greenhalgh and Buchan et al focus on interpretation of our results and the implications for obesity prevention. We adjusted for maternal education because it influenced both the potential risk factors and the outcome (obesity). Greenhalgh highlights the importance of socioeconomic status, although all social groups have been affected by the obesity epidemic.1 Targeting maternal education may be useful in obesity …

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