10 Nov '11, 12am

Your Fat Baby Does Not Need To Diet: But other doctors expressed immediate concern about the public response to

Your Fat Baby Does Not Need To Diet: But other doctors expressed immediate concern about the public response to

A recently published study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine describes a correlation between babies whose weight-to-height ratios increased more than 2 percent in their first 2 years of life and obesity rates when the children were older. Babies who grew at such rates had twice the risk of being obese at age 5 , as well as an increased risk of obesity at age of 10. Babies whose weight-to-height ratio went up more than 2 percent in their first 6 months were especially at risk of obesity in later childhood, says the study. Researchers studied the medical records of 44,622 infants and children younger than age 11 in the Boston area; their growth measurements had been routinely taken during doctor check-ups from 1980 through 2008. Lead author Dr. Elsie Taveras, an obesity researcher at Harvard Medical School, describes such rapid growth as nothing less than ...

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