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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Study shows that fat toddlers become fat children

A study published in this month's issue of the journal Pediatrics reported that toddlers that are overweight before their fifth birthday are at least 5 times as likely to be overweight at age 12. The more times that a toddler is overweight by age 5, the more likely they would be overweight when they reach 12 years of age.

Excess 'baby fat' linked to teen obesity

<Stepping on to my soapbox>

I don't have a study in a peer-reviewed journal to back this up, but toddlers that are overweight are likely overweight because of not enough physical activity or because of an unhealthy diet. If the parents are not ensuring that their three year olds are physically active and healthy, they probably won't be when their kids are twelve years old. It's up to us as parents to promote healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle for our children!

<Stepping off my soapbox>

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