Monday, January 3, 2011

Obesity can begin in 9-month-olds too!

If you believe that children are part of the obesity epidemic, then here's something you should know.

A latest study has revealed that obesity can begin in babies as young as nine months old.

"With the consistent evidence that the per cent of overweight children has steadily increased over the past decade, we weren't surprised by the prevalence rates we found in our research, but we were surprised the trend began at such a young age," said lead research author Brian Moss, at the social work school at Wayne State University in Detroit.

The researchers analysed the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort information collected on 16,400 American children born in 2001. Of these, 8,900 were nine-months-old and 7,500 were two-years-old.

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