Fat babies lead to unhealthy adults

By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy

One third of babies in the U.S. are far too chubby, and its not cute!  In fact, it can be a predictor of serious health risks ahead.  A new study finds that babies who are overweight at nine months are likely to be among the heaviest by the time they reach 2 years old.  Researchers used a database of more than 10,000 children and found that 62% of those babies were either overweight or obese by the time they were 2.

Experts are now warning that this generation may be the first in two centuries to have a shorter life span than their parents.  This does not mean that parents should put their children on a diet.  Instead, experts recommend you start introducing healthy food choices as soon as your baby starts to eat solid food.

 

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