International Journal of Obesity publishes ECHO-wide analysis of environmental factors and obesity risk

October 24, 2019

ECHO PATHWAYS PI Dr. Fran Tylavsky was first author in the article "Understanding childhood obesity in the US: The NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program,” published by the journal International Journal of Obesity. This is the first analysis using ECHO-wide data and looks at the relationship between early life environment and later obesity. The paper describes demographic factors and obesity prevalence, illustrating the value of the diversity of the large sample size of ECHO cohorts.