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Prevalence of being underweight and overweight and obesity at diagnosis in UK patients with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia 1985–2002

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Abstract:

Being underweight or overweight and obesity at diagnosis may all worsen prognosis in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), although no studies have estimated the prevalence of an unhealthy weight status at diagnosis in large representative samples using contemporary definitions of weight status based on body mass index (BMI) for age.

Keywords: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia; child; obesity; overweight; underweight

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jhn.12112

Publication date: February 1, 2014

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