Better to Keep Weight In Check During Infancy


By: Daniel Trecroci

Researchers in Finland are advising parents that excess weight gain during infancy increases the risk of impaired glucose tolerance and type 2.

“The effect is greater in infants who had low birth weight,” they write. “The first six months after birth may be the most critical period for growth, in relation to development of glucose intolerance.”

-Diabetologia, December 2006



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