Thursday, July 07, 2011

Fat babies at risk to become obese adults

“'A lot of conventional thinking has been that a big baby is a healthy baby,' said Leann Birch, director of the Center for Childhood Obesity Research at Pennsylvania State University, who chaired the 14-member panel that issued the 140-page report. 'What’s happened over the past decade or so is that the evidence has been building that early overweight or early rapid weight gain places kids at risk for later obesity.'”

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