Childhood obesity is common and hard to prevent but by identifying when it is most likely to occur, measures can be taken at key stages of childhood or adolescence to prevent it developing.
This is the key finding of a new study by researchers from the Universities of Stirling, Strathclyde, Glasgow and Bristol published in the US journal Preventive Medicine.
It shows that children are most susceptible to becoming overweight and obese during mid-late childhood (age seven to 11 years).
It has been following the health and development of the mothers and their children in great detail ever since. Find out more about the project on YouTube. Film courtesy of the Wellcome Trust.
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