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About the article
Published Online: 2017-03-15
Published in Print: 2017-04-01
Author contributions: Dr. Arisaka designed the study, analyzed and interpreted data, generated the table and drafted the initial manuscript; Dr. Sairenchi analyzed and interpreted data, and reviewed the manuscript; and Drs. Ichikawa and Koyama collected data and reviewed the manuscript. All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.
Research funding: This study was supported by a subsidy to a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology (Subject number: 22591136, 2010–2013, Study on early intervention of child obesity with a focus on adiposity rebound, Subject number: 25461559, 2013–2016, Exploratory/systematic cohort study to clarify the relationship between weight increase in childhood and obesity/metabolic disorder).
Employment or leadership: None declared.
Honorarium: None declared.
Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.