Infants are not Exempt from the Obesity Epidemic

A new study reveals that the obesity epidemic may be affecting babies as young as nine months old.

The percentage of overweight children has steadily increased over the past decade, and the trend begins earlier than anyone had thought. Researchers found that almost a third of babies were either at risk or obese at the age of nine months.

According to Newswise:

"Childhood obesity expert Joyce Lee, MD ... confirmed that obesity is indeed becoming a problem in increasingly younger children. 'At younger ages, it is critical for parents to watch their child's nutritional intake as this will be the main determinant of their weight status,' Lee said."

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