Wednesday, January 08, 2003

Breast milk may help control growing appetite
Kim Severson, Chronicle Staff Writer Wednesday, January 8, 2003, San Diego

"In the complex battle to halt the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, breast-feeding is emerging as a simple but apparently effective weapon.

Results of a study presented Tuesday at a statewide conference on childhood obesity shows that not only do breast-fed babies learn early on how to control their appetites, but they might also experience metabolic and hormonal changes that make them better equipped to maintain ideal weight later in life."

No comments: