Perinatal and lifestyle factors mediate the association between maternal education and preschool children's weight status: the ToyBox study

Perinatal and lifestyle factors mediate the association between maternal education and preschool... •Obesity has been associated with sociodemographic, perinatal, and behavioral factors.•Studies examining the interplay of these factors in European preschoolers are scarce.•Preschoolers' overweight/obesity was found to be positively associated with excess maternal prepregnancy and gestational weight gain, excess birth weight and “rapid growth velocity” Southern or Eastern European region, and parental overweight/obesity.•Maternal prepregnancy overweight/obesity, children's “rapid growth velocity” and increased screen time were found to mediate the association between maternal education and children's BMI. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition Elsevier

Perinatal and lifestyle factors mediate the association between maternal education and preschool children's weight status: the ToyBox study

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
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0899-9007
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10.1016/j.nut.2017.11.006
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Abstract

•Obesity has been associated with sociodemographic, perinatal, and behavioral factors.•Studies examining the interplay of these factors in European preschoolers are scarce.•Preschoolers' overweight/obesity was found to be positively associated with excess maternal prepregnancy and gestational weight gain, excess birth weight and “rapid growth velocity” Southern or Eastern European region, and parental overweight/obesity.•Maternal prepregnancy overweight/obesity, children's “rapid growth velocity” and increased screen time were found to mediate the association between maternal education and children's BMI.

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NutritionElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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