Navigation Links
Infant weight gain linked to childhood obesity
Date:3/29/2009

BOSTON, Mass. (March 30, 2009) As childhood obesity continues its thirty-year advance from occasional curiosity to cultural epidemic, health care providers are struggling to find out whyand the reasons are many. Increasingly sedentary environments for both adults and children, as well as cheap and ubiquitous processed foods no doubt play a role, but researchers are finding more evidence that the first clues for childhood obesity may begin as far back as early infancy.

A new study led by researchers in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as Children's Hospital Boston, has found that rapid weight gain during the first six months of life may place a child at risk for obesity by age 3.

"There is increasing evidence that rapid changes in weight during infancy increase children's risk of later obesity," says lead author Elsie Taveras, assistant professor in the HMS Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention and co-director of the One Step Ahead clinic, a pediatric overweight prevention program at Children's Hospital Boston. "The mounting evidence suggests that infancy may be a critical period during which to prevent childhood obesity and its related consequences."

These findings appear in the April edition of the journal Pediatrics.

Most prior studies examining the relationship between infant weight gain and later childhood obesity focus primarily on body weight. However, measures of length, in addition to weight, together reflect body fatness better than weight alone. In this study, Dr. Taveras and colleagues in the HMS Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention examined how weight and body length, or weight-for-length, in infancy can influence later obesity.

The team mined self-reported data from Project Viva, an ongoing study led by Matthew Gillman, senior author on the paper, of more than 2,000 pregnant women and their child
'/>"/>

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nicotine in breast milk disrupts infants sleep patterns
2. Shaking may cause brain damage and serious long-term effects to infants
3. Maternal depression and controlling behavior associated with increased stress response in infants
4. Repeat steroids to premature infants linked to cerebral palsy
5. Babies raised in bilingual homes learn new words differently than infants learning one language
6. Joint Center Says New Approach Required to Reduce Black Infant Mortality
7. After Infant Gripe Water Recall Scare, Homeopathic Medicine Offers Safe Alternative
8. Vaginal progesterone gel may improve infant outcomes and...
9. Research shows how genetic mutation causes epilepsy in infants
10. Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows
11. New York Citys infant mortality rate declined in 2006
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Allred Dental located in San ... - who need extensive dental treatment - understand the oral ... customized for their problems. , Dr. Jeff Allred calls it ... of the assessment of the patient’s oral health and problems ... treat their oral health problems. , “The dental case planning ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... New Hampshire (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 ... in the April 2015 issue of the Journal of ... diet sodas and abdominal obesity, Bedford Commons OB-GYN ... water instead of non-nutritive sweetener-flavored beverages. , To ... waist circumference, a comprehensive San Antonio Longitudinal Study of ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Difass USA, a modern ... U.S. with its first three flagship products, Dormiva™, Relaxiva™ ... nationwide through http://www.difassusa.com . , A restful ... productivity, but some people struggle with getting the full ... a sleep aid designed to help you fall asleep ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... This is a professional and in-depth ... industry. The report provides a basic overview of ... chain structure. The Omega-3 market analysis is provided ... landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Lysi, ... Seadragon Marine Oils, Norwegian Fish Oil, Croda Health ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 With a prevalently high ... conducted during the "ACA - Controlling the Chaos" webinar ... are currently in the process of researching ACA ... confidently prepared for the reporting mandates. , According to ... webinar, those who are currently vetting ACA reporting solutions ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:San Marcos Dentistry Office Offering a New Service Dental Case Planning 2Health News:Recent Study About the Link Between Diet Sodas and Abdominal Fat Reinforces Bedford Commons OB-GYN's Recommendation to Drink Plenty of Water 2Health News:Supplement Brand Difass USA Launches in the U.S. with Three Flagship Products Designed to Bring Balance Back to Your Life 2Health News:Omega-3 Market: Global 2015 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market Size 2Health News:Employers are On Track for ACA Reporting According to Businessolver Poll 2
... , Hamilton, ON (Dec. 22, 2011) - McMaster University researchers ... (HRT) is associated with breast cancer globally. This study comes ... this medication to control hot flashes and other symptoms of ... U.S. Women,s Health Initiative (WHI) study of 2002 which found ...
... may have enough harmful noise exposure to risk hearing loss, ... Historically, loud workplaces were blamed for harmful noise levels. ... noise from MP3 players and stereo use has eclipsed loud ... School of Public Health and the Risk Science Center. Robyn ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy ... with their doctors but very few have that discussion, a ... an average age of 78 who had multiple illnesses and ... San Francisco. None of the patients had been diagnosed with ...
... by Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario ... Health in today,s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) ... in reducing stroke. Vitamin B therapy was ... of this amino acid in the bloodstream was linked to ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays ... depression. Experts from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, part of the ... increase in self-destructive behavior. They noted however, there are ways ... they end up in the emergency room. "For those ...
... chemicals are in use and about 700 new chemicals ... States, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. To ... James Englehardt, professor in the College of Engineering at ... that is more efficient than current methods., The new ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Do you hear what I hear? Noise exposure surrounds us 2Health News:Most Sick or Disabled Seniors Want Docs to Say How Long They Have 2Health News:Holiday Blues May Signal Depression 2Health News:UM researcher develops new way to assess risk for chemicals 2
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 Research and ... of the  "Asia Pacific Ultrasound Devices Market ... 2019)"  company profile to their offering.  ... ,Ultrasound is a type of imaging. It ... body parts and structures inside the body. ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015  With all the daily obstacles facing physicians ... to keep patients healthy should be easy. Unfortunately, it ... Affordable Care Act continues to affect the way physicians ... it more important than ever that medical practices have ... contract with for patient care. Each year, ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Tout voyageur ... Il nuit sérieusement à la productivité. Il ... réunions de mi-journée et vous empêche de ... dans votre chambre d,hôtel. Même une semaine ... de vous empêcher de tenir compagnie à ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Asia Pacific Ultrasound Devices Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends And Forecasts 2014 - 2019 2Physicians Seek Payer Inclusion, Not Impediment 2Physicians Seek Payer Inclusion, Not Impediment 3HumanCharger, l'allié des sportifs d'élite, vous aide à vaincre le décalage horaire deux fois plus vite 2HumanCharger, l'allié des sportifs d'élite, vous aide à vaincre le décalage horaire deux fois plus vite 3HumanCharger, l'allié des sportifs d'élite, vous aide à vaincre le décalage horaire deux fois plus vite 4
This handheld reference is a practical guide to established surgical oncology principles for each organ system....
This handy reference contains all of the essential information that surgical residents and medical students need to have at their fingertips for day-to-day patient care....
CURRENT Consult: Surgery brings you authoritative clinical answers on more than 360 surgically treated disorders in the most efficient format, perfectly devised for the busy physician....
Over 10,000 entries. This dictionary is both a home medical guide and as an aid for all those working in the medical and allied professions. The entries are laid out and jargon-free....
Medicine Products: