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Research Article

A High-Precision Protocol for Identification of Preschool Children at Risk for Persisting Obesity

  • Toomas Timpka mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: tti@ida.liu.se

    Affiliations: Section of Social Medicine and Public Health, Department of Health and Society, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, Centre for Public Health, Östergötland County Council, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Marianne Angbratt,

    Affiliations: Section of Social Medicine and Public Health, Department of Health and Society, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, Centre for Public Health, Östergötland County Council, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Per Bolme,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Göran Hermansson,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Anders Häger,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Lars Valter

    Affiliation: Centre for Public Health, Östergötland County Council, Linköping, Sweden

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  • Published: June 20, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000535

About the Authors

Toomas Timpka, Marianne Angbratt
Section of Social Medicine and Public Health, Department of Health and Society, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Toomas Timpka, Marianne Angbratt, Lars Valter
Centre for Public Health, Östergötland County Council, Linköping, Sweden
Per Bolme, Göran Hermansson, Anders Häger
Department of Paediatrics, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: tti@ida.liu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TT MA PB GH AH LV. Performed the experiments: TT. Analyzed the data: TT LV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TT MA PB GH. Wrote the paper: TT PB AH LV. Other: All authors approved the version to be published. TT is the guarantor.