Study: Growth rate in infants may help predict obesity

11/7/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Babies who moved two or more major percentiles in their growth chart before age 2 were twice as likely to be obese at age 5 and 75% more likely to be obese at age 10 compared with those who did not have significant weight gain. The findings appear in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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