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

ren. They isolated a subgroup of 559 mother/child pairs and studied patterns of weight gain in infancy and their subsequent three-year effect. In addition to looking at static weight and length measures, the team also looked at weight gain as a dynamic process, measuring not only how much but how quickly an infant gained weight.

The connection between rapid infant weight gain and later obesity was striking, even after adjusting for factors such as premature babies or those underweight at birth. Take for example two infants with the same birth weight who, after six months, weigh 7.7 kg (16.9 pounds) and 8.4 kg (18.4 pounds), a 0.7 kg (1.5 pounds) difference. According to study estimates, the heavier of these two infants would have a 40% higher risk of obesity at age 3 (after adjusting for potential confounders).

While this study confirms earlier ones examining the relation between infancy and childhood weight, there were certain limitations. For example, the researchers weren't able to examine social and behavioral interactions around feeding between parents and infants. And while families in the study represented various ethnic backgrounds, they were fairly homogeneous socioeconomically, so there may be some question regarding how widely the results can be generalized.

Still, when seen in the context of other research, the relationship between infant and childhood weight is compelling.

"There is still a lot more we need to understand about the mechanisms of how this all fits together," says Taveras. "But this data clearly shows how the earliest interventions might actually have very long-term benefits."

Taveras also points out that these findings provide initial evidence that our cultural affirmation of infants who top the growth charts, and even our notions of appropriate weight gain during pregnancy, may prove to be excessive.

"At first it may seem implausible that weight gain over just a few months early i
'/>"/>

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:4/24/2014)... Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, of Kessler Foundation was named the ... City, New Jersey. Dr. Chiaravalloti spoke on April 24, ... topic of "Treating Cognitive Deficits Following Neurological Illness and ... a part of the long legacy of the Mendel ... "The field of rehabilitation research is a rewarding one. ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... Baker,s yeast is giving scientists a better understanding of ... and illness world-wide. , When two or more ... suppress or enhance the effectiveness of the other. ... These types of interactions are a major cause of ... limits on the practical scope of drug studies in ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... me out to the ballgame, doesn,t exactly conjure up ... likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional ... play youth baseball, eating unhealthy food during practices and ... researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study, ... Obesity , found that high-calorie snacks and sugar-sweetened drinks ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... Fibroblasts, cells long thought to be boring and irrelevant, ... with heart disease. , Researcher Dr Milena Furtado, and ... at Monash University, found the heart cell fibroblast is ... for a healthy beating heart. , In research published ... found that cardiac fibroblasts are unique cells due to ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... to give than to receive at least if you,re ... , The study found that 15- and 16-year-olds who find ... family members, are less likely to become depressed than those ... the money for themselves. , The researchers detail their findings ... . , The study focused on the ventral striatum, a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Kessler Foundation scientist named 63rd Mendel Lecturer by St. Peter's University 2Health News:Large-scale identification and analysis of suppressive drug interactions 2Health News:Take the bat, leave the candy 2Health News:Boring cells could hold the key to heart disease 2Health News:Study: Altruistic adolescents less likely to become depressed 2
... the US consumer product safety commission. This number is far ... are mainly related to the children as they are the ... in an increase in the emergency room visit. ... the sidewalk, through crowded malls and playgrounds. , ...
... cause of concern as most of them are related to ... health problems due to which people abstained from work. ... and Development (CIPD) on about 30,000 workers revealed that mental ... to muscle related problems like bad back. ,The ...
... of Alzheimer's disease nationwide, both the New York State ... a resolution aimed at raising awareness of the importance ... brain disorder. ,The resolution declared November 2007 ... as Memory Screening Day in New York State. ...
... Advanced Bio-Surfaces, Inc., (ABS) an orthopedic implant developer and ... been completed in the United States using the OrthoGlide ... implant designed to relieve chronic, disabling pain, due to ... ,"There has been a significant increase in ...
... products and medicines has the potential to reach Rs.120 billion ... of exclusive export promotion zones (EPZ) across India, says ... accelerated with the setting up of EPZs in about 12 ... over 25 percent in countries like the US, Britain, Spain, ...
... also known as marijuana or ganja, can help in ... occur when body tissues are attacked by its own ... at the University of Bonn, used tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ... and found that it reduced skin allergies. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:1,600 Roller Shoe Injuries Reported 2Health News:Mental Illness Foremost Reason for Absenteeism 2Health News:New York Legislature Highlights for Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease 2Health News:New York Legislature Highlights for Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease 3Health News:Export of Herbal Products to Reach Rs.120 Billion by 2012: Study 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  In an unprecedented effort to curb ... in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an advanced and portable UV ... personnel for the first time. In order to ... these deadly pathogens, West Palm Beach Fire ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  According to Millennium Research Group ... intelligence, the United States ... markets will expand moderately through 2022, with embolization ... particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting beads (DEBs) and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... is available in its catalogue: ... Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01941928/Global-Markets-and-Technologies-for-Advanced-Drug-Delivery-Systems----Focus-on-Routes-of-Administration.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Delivery_Technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16
... LEIDEN, The Netherlands, July 6 Three ... Therapeutics and InteRNA,Technologies - have joined public-private partnership TI ... on cancer and,inflammatory diseases, have a total budget of ... The new consortium, formed by Syncom, Synvolux Therapeutics, and,University ...
... , NEW YORK, June 30 Betsy McCaughey of the Committee ... hospital infection rates made available by the NYS Department of Health ... have the lowest infection rates - and steer clear of those ... , Betsy McCaughey, a Ph.D., founded RID in 2004 with a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Join TI Pharma by Signing Two New Projects 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: