Nov 14, 2011

Obesity can already be detectable at 6 month old baby

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GladChild: Obesity in infants in the first 6 months of age can predict the risk of obesity and its complications in the age range 5-10 years.

The risk of experiencing obesity at age 5 years increased 2-fold and at age 10 rose 75 percent if the baby is likely to gain weight up to 20 percent in the first 2 years of life. Experienced the greatest risk if the increase occurred in the first 6 months.

This was revealed in a study at Harvard Medical School, conducted by Dr. Elsie Taveras. The study involved 44,622 children aged less than 11 years old, who was met in 14 health centers in Massachusetts between the years 1980-2008.

Our findings contradict the assumption that weight gain in infants is a normal thing, writes Dr. Taveras in a publication in the journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, as quoted by FoxNews.

Dr. Taveras adds children who are obese will face various risks of health complications when growing up. Various studies show that obesity is a risk factor for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or hypertension, to heart problems.

To prevent this, Dr. Taveras suggested that in the first 6 months of the child were given only breast milk (ASI) Exclusive. Children also should not consume food or drink excessively sweet, and then encouraged to move more than spending time to play video games.

Besides at 6 months and 2 years of the first, babies may also suffer from obesity since birth or often referred to as fat baby. This condition usually occurs when the mother has diabetes or excess blood sugar levels during pregnancy.

Obesity can already be detectable at 6 month old baby

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