Study Finds Number of Overweight Babies Increasing
Posted on August 16, 2006A shocking new study that has found that the number of overweight babies and small children has increased significantly in the last twenty years. The study conducted over a twenty year period found that the number of overweight babies between birth to 6-months-old has jumped 74%.
It sounds bad and it could be if these babies are being born with serious weight issues. Meanwhile, an article on WebMD talks about a study from India that found higher baby weight led to leaner adults. And then there is another study that suggests rapid infant weight gain may be a sign of future obesity problems in childhood. Where the infant weight gain is disturbing is if it is bad enough that it leads to adolescents with heart disease and type 2 diabetes.