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Obesity in Kids Linked With High Chances of Fractures: Study

Researchers claim that there are higher chances of having fractures if you are obese in nature.

Researchers say that pre-school children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than normal-weight pre-schoolers.

The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, aimed to determine if having an overweight or obese range body mass index (BMI) at the time of beginning school is associated with increased fracture incidence in childhood.

“In a cohort of almost half a million children from Catalonia, Spain, we have found a strong association between pre-school overweight/obesity and the risk of fracture during childhood,” said study senior author Daniel Prieto-Alhambra from the University of Oxford in the UK.

According to the researchers, a dynamic cohort was created from children presenting for routine preschool primary care screening, collected in the Information System for Research in Primary Care (SIDIAP) platform in Catalonia, Spain.

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More research is needed to further understand the mechanisms underlying the obesity and fractures. Pixabay

Data were collected from 296 primary care centers representing 74 percent of the regional pediatric population

The study included 466,997 children with weight and height measurements at age four years who were followed for a median of 4.9 years.

The findings showed that fractures occurred in 9.20 percent of underweight, 10.06 percent of normal weight, 11.28 percent of overweight, and 13.05 percent of obese children.

Compared with normal weight, overweight and obesity were linked with 42 percent and 74 percent higher risks of lower limb fractures, respectively, and a 10 percent and 19 percent higher risk of upper limb fractures, respectively.

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Overall, preschool children with an overweight or obese range BMI had increased incidence of upper and lower limb fractures in childhood compared with normal-weight kids.

“More research is needed to further understand the mechanisms underlying this correlation,” Prieto-Alhambra said. (IANS)

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