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Is there any relationship between stunting and obesity?

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Anonymous 25354

World Vision

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29 Jul 2018, 21:21

Some people are saying that a stunted child may become Obese during his/her life span. Is this scientifically proved?

Carlos Grijalva-Eternod

UCL Institute for Global Health

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30 Jul 2018, 11:23

Hi,
There is plenty of literature linking stunting to obesity on many ways from the co-existence of prevalence, metabolic pathways, common risk factors, etc.
I am not up-to-date with the literature, but from memory, Ana Lydia Sawaya in Brazil has been working on this matter extensively. I would suggest anyone interested in this topic to start by reading her work.
I hope the above is useful.

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