Experts emphasize the need to tackle obesity early

03/8/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Recent research suggests that the risks of obesity begin early, with prenatal factors -- such as how much weight the mother gains during pregnancy -- and early-infancy factors playing a role in whether an individual will be overweight or obese during childhood and adulthood. Experts say working with families during pregnancy and a child's first few years of life could make a major impact.

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