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.