Bigger Baby Doesn’t Mean Obese Adult

Posted by: , December 29, 2011 in 12:59 pm

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A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics finds that babies born after 1970 were much bigger – about a pound heavier and an inch longer than those born in earlier decades. But researchers admit that just because babies are being born much bigger does not mean that it will lead to obesity later in life. One reason for larger babies could be their moms are bigger. 48 percent of mothers qualify as obese between 1990 and 2008, up from 18 percent between 1930 and 1949.


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