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Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/ebnurs-2012-100628
  • Health promotion
  • Cohort study

Normal weight is associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular risk for adults, even in those who were overweight or obese as children

  1. Marilyn Frenn
  1. College of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  1. Correspondence to Marilyn Frenn
    College of Nursing, Marquette University, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, USA; marilyn.frenn{at}marquette.edu

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Implications for practice and research

  • There is hope for adults who were obese as children that they still can avoid serious health consequences by losing weight. Nurses can use these findings to help overweight and obese adults to see real benefits for losing weight.

  • The fact that 64% of those overweight or obese (and 82% of those who were obese) as children were obese as adults, whereas less than 15% who were normal weight as children became obese as adults, provides compelling impetus for childhood obesity prevention and treatment. Since the damage to health was found to occur in overweight and obese adults, regardless of their childhood weight status, obesity prevention and …

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