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Preschoolers with higher BMI have elevated risk for fracture

Key clinical point: Interventions to treat obesity in young children could prevent fractures later in childhood.

Major finding: Cumulative incidence of any type of childhood fracture for underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese children, was 9.20%, 10.06%, 11.28%, and 13.05% respectively.

Study details: A longitudinal cohort study of 466,997 children in Spain.

Disclosures: The study was supported in part by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford, and La Marató de TV3 Foundation. Dr. Lane disclosed funding from a Versus Arthritis Clinical Research Fellowship but had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Lane JCE et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 Apr 7. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3984.