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Understanding the causes of obesity in children with trisomy 21: hyperphagia vs physical inactivity.

Authors
  • Foerste, T1
  • Sabin, M2, 3, 4
  • Reid, S1, 3
  • Reddihough, D1, 5, 3
  • 1 Developmental Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 2 Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 4 Centre for Hormone Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 5 Department of Developmental Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital, Victoria, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2016
Volume
60
Issue
9
Pages
856–864
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12259
PMID: 26936540
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Preoccupation with food and low levels of physical activity may contribute to the development of overweight and obesity in some individuals with trisomy 21. These factors warrant consideration in the clinical context.

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