The evidence suggests that childhood and adolescent development is strongly and causally associated with health in adults. Accordingly, an important area of research in the prevention of adult disease involves the early detection and monitoring of change during the first two decades of life. As such, the appropriate approach is to longitudinally model an individual's timing and tempo of growth. Impact of Child and Adolescent Development on Adult Health: A Longitudinal Perspective explores the impact of childhood growth trajectories of physical activity, physical fitness, and body composition on selected adult measures of health. The DVD features data from a number of world-renowned longitudinal studies.