Dr. Kristi Adamo was recently interviewed by the Ottawa Sun for a story, “Beating obesity while still in womb,” that ran on Sunday, February 2nd.

From the story:

…according to CHEO researcher Dr. Kristi Adamo, our kids’ weight problems – almost one in six pre-schoolers is too heavy – start before they eat a bite or watch a single video.

“The track to obesity is laid even earlier,” Adamo said. “I’m targeting in utero. I’m targeting mom.”

That’s because babies born big – more than 4 kg – are five times more likely to be obese as adolescents.

Exactly why is hard to prove but it’s thought that babies who get a lot of fuel in the womb are wired to eat more later.

Click here to read the story in full.