Obesity risks start before birth

by gurumommy on April 11, 2010

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This interesting article in the LA Times Health section about overweight children and eating disorders sheds some light on how to curb childhood obesity before it becomes a problem.
Shari Roan writes that: Today, one of every three U.S. children is overweight — but it’s much easier to prevent obesity than to treat it. That’s why pediatric obesity experts now say intervention should begin early — very early. The risk of becoming overweight or obese, it increasingly seems, begins before a child is born, establishes roots in infancy and may be entrenched by the time a tot starts kindergarten.

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