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:12/25/2014)... December 26, 2014 “Every three months the ... changes. A-line sweetheart evening dress will be one of the ... manager of Yunx.co.uk says. Today, the company releases 26 A-line ... up to 80% off. , “We are trying our ... style with our latest designs. Along with affordable prices, we ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, BellasDress has launched ... wedding dresses. BellasDress has chosen their best-selling lace wedding ... for the holiday season. , Now, BellasDress.com features ... gowns here at discount prices. The business hopes everyone ... website. , “All our elegant products are ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its blog to provide ... Now, all of the models at LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, ... the wedding veil can turn out to be a most exciting ... veil can always bring surprise to a wedding. On the updated ... choose veils for a big day . , Going out ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early stage breast cancer ... half of one percent will eventually develop leukemia as ... The finding comes from a review of more ... 2007, and it suggests that the risk for developing ... had previously thought. "The frequency of bone marrow ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 “ SmileStix ” was featured ... the latest and coolest mobile applications on the iOS, Android, ... host of NewsWatch, conducted the app review and shared with ... personal stickers. , The old saying goes, “A picture says ... words that can describe a single image, because each picture ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2
... , PALO ... ) announced today that its Board of Directors has set the regular ... date of December 16, 2009. The meeting will be held at the ... 4:30 p.m. PT. , The meeting will be webcast by Thomson Financial ...
... Dec. 4 The American Association of Homes and Services ... the Community Living and Supportive Services (CLASS) provisions remain ... are essential for providing support to elders, people with disabilities ... pass a health care reform bill that will make it ...
... , WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 While ... care costs, Leapfrog,s purchaser members point to 45 hospitals ... care in the nation while attaining the highest levels ... hospitals have been named 2009 Leapfrog Top Hospitals, based ...
... Case Western Reserve University researchers, from the School of ... by which products of lipid peroxidation and some drugs ... were identified by a combination of metabolomics and mass ... mechanism of action of the drug of abuse gamma-hydroxybutyrate, ...
... Increasing exercise, water and fruit consumption leads to ... -- Increased exercise, reduced soda consumption and self-weighing are ... a new study shows. , Researchers surveyed 130 adolescents ... succeeded in losing weight and 68 had not. The ...
... isn,t known, CDC says, , FRIDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) ... continued to decline this week -- to 25 from a ... official said Friday. , Meanwhile, the supply of H1N1 swine ... of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Varian Medical Systems Schedules Annual Stockholder Meeting in Palo Alto 2Health News:The Leapfrog Group Releases Its 2009 Top Hospitals List 2Health News:The Leapfrog Group Releases Its 2009 Top Hospitals List 3Health News:Case Western Reserve researchers' new pathway discovery published as 'Paper of the Week' 2Health News:Teens Lose More Weight Using Healthy Strategies 2Health News:Swine Flu Continues to Wane 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014  The American Diabetes Association is recommending ... people with diabetes and that all people with ... statins, in keeping with recent changes to guidelines ... College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association ... recent changes to the Association,s annual revised Standards ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... N.J. , Dec. 22, 2014  CytoSorbents ... marketing its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to help ... patients in 28 countries worldwide, today announced the ... , MD, FACS, as its Senior Vice President ... Dr. Di Russo is ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... device sector identifies the key trends and rationale ... and mergers and acquisitions. The study ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 5Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector 2
... The Phase 3 results from the ADVANCE study confirm ... study reports an improvement in treatment discontinuation rates due ... demonstrates an increase in sustained viral response (SVR) in ... for this study was SVR 24 weeks after last ...
... 1, 2010 Dr. Howard Koh, the 14th Assistant Secretary ... Services (HHS), described the steps the U.S. administration is taking ... viral hepatitis in his 2010 President,s Choice Lecture at The ... the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Dr. Koh formed and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Increased SVR and Decreased Adverse Events Reported in Final Results of Phase 3 Study on Telaprevir 2Increased SVR and Decreased Adverse Events Reported in Final Results of Phase 3 Study on Telaprevir 3AASLD President's Choice Lecture: The National Strategy for the Control of Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer 2AASLD President's Choice Lecture: The National Strategy for the Control of Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... 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 ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: