Yahoo! News - Chubby Babies at Risk for Staying That Way Chubby Babies at Risk for Staying That Way
Thu Jun 5, 5:37 PM ET
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By Eric Sabo
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fat babies may be happy babies, but infants who put on pounds too quickly are more likely to be overweight as adults, according to a new study.
Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (news - web sites) suggests that newborns who have bulked up by 4 months of age are twice as likely to tip the scales 20 years later when compared to babies who gain weight more slowly.