Body mass index can predict infant’s risk of becoming an obese child

Pediatricians can now identify infants who are at higher risk of early-childhood obesity, before obesity develops, using a simple measurement of body mass index, a tool not routinely used until children are 2 years old. This conclusion, from a new study of nearly 4,000 children, will be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society’s 98th annual meeting in Boston. —> Read More

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