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.
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