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1. Finkelstein, Eric A.
Ostbye, Truls
Malhotra, Rahul
Body Mass Trajectories through Mid-Life among Adults with Class I Obesity
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 9,4 (July-August 2013): 547-553.
Also: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550728912000123
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Life Course; Obesity; Weight

Background: Little is known about body mass trajectories for adults with Class I obesity.

Objectives: To map body mass trajectories through mid-life for young adults with Class I obesity.

Setting: United States.

Methods: Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1979 was utilized to generate a cohort of 1058 males and females, aged 25-33 years with Class I obesity in 1990. Group-based trajectory modeling was used to identify the number and shape of body mass index (BMI) trajectories from 1990 to 2008 for this cohort.

Results: By 2008, around 15% of males and females with Class I obesity in 1990 experienced a BMI increase beyond 40 kg/m2. The trajectory analyses showed that roughly 1/3rd of the sample were on one of two BMI trajectory groups that culminated with average BMI values well above 35 kg/m2.

Conclusions: The large majority of young adults with Class I obesity are likely to gain weight over time. For many, the weight gain will be significant and greatly increase their risk of obesity related comorbidities and reduced life expectancy. As a result, bariatric surgery or other intensive weight management options may be warranted.

Bibliography Citation
Finkelstein, Eric A., Truls Ostbye and Rahul Malhotra. "Body Mass Trajectories through Mid-Life among Adults with Class I Obesity." Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 9,4 (July-August 2013): 547-553.