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Early excessive growth with distinct seasonality in preschool obesity
  1. Tsuyoshi Isojima1,
  2. Noriko Kato2,
  3. Susumu Yokoya3,
  4. Atsushi Ono4,
  5. Toshiaki Tanaka5,
  6. Hiroshi Yokomichi6,
  7. Zentaro Yamagata6,
  8. Soichiro Tanaka7,
  9. Hiroko Matsubara8,
  10. Mami Ishikuro9,10,
  11. Masahiro Kikuya9,10,
  12. Shoichi Chida11,
  13. Mitsuaki Hosoya4,
  14. Shinichi Kuriyama8,9,10,
  15. Shigeo Kure7,9
  1. 1 Department of Pediatrics, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  2. 2 Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Jumonji University, Niiza, Japan
  3. 3 Fukushima Global Medical Science Center, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan
  4. 4 Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan
  5. 5 Tanaka Growth Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
  6. 6 Department of Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi, Chuo, Japan
  7. 7 Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  8. 8 Department of Disaster Public Health, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  9. 9 Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  10. 10 Department of Molecular Epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  11. 11 Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tsuyoshi Isojima, Department of Pediatrics, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo 173-8606, Japan; isojimat-tky{at}umin.ac.jp

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  • Contributors Study conceptualisation: TI, NK and SY. Study design: TI, NK and SY. Clinical data collection: TI, NK, SY, AO, TT, HY, ZY, ST, HM, MI, MK, SC, MH, SKuri and SKure. Study conduct and data collection: TI, NK and SY. Data analysis: TI and NK. Study support and intellectual input: SY, SKuri and SKure. Drafting manuscript: TI. Revising manuscript: NK and SY. Approving final version of manuscript: all authors.

  • Funding This study was fully supported by the Health and Labour Sciences Research Grant (H24-jisedai-shitei-007, fukkou).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study protocol was approved by the institutional review board of Tohoku University (approval no: 2012-1-125).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors Study conceptualisation: TI, NK and SY. Study design: TI, NK and SY. Clinical data collection: TI, NK, SY, AO, TT, HY, ZY, ST, HM, MI, MK, SC, MH, SKuri and SKure. Study conduct and data collection: TI, NK and SY. Data analysis: TI and NK. Study support and intellectual input: SY, SKuri and SKure. Drafting manuscript: TI. Revising manuscript: NK and SY. Approving final version of manuscript: all authors.

  • Funding This study was fully supported by the Health and Labour Sciences Research Grant (H24-jisedai-shitei-007, fukkou).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The study protocol was approved by the institutional review board of Tohoku University (approval no: 2012-1-125).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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