Tuesday, February 04, 2003

15 reasons you might be fat

Elaine O'Connor,
The Ottawa Citizen,

Tuesday, February 04, 2003 [ Check out reason number 8! - JC]

"...8. You're fat because you were bottle-fed.

Strange, but seemingly true. The longer babies are breast fed, the less likely they are to grow into fat children, according to a 1999 German study published in the British Medical Journal. Infants fed breast milk until three to five months old were more than a third less likely to be obese by the time they started school than babies fed formula from birth. The longer babies breast fed, the less likely they were to start school as chubby children...."

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