Early Childhood Obesity May Be Predicted by An Infant’s BMI Following a recent study, scientists say that an infant’s BMI could be a predictor which children are more likely to be obese by the age of 6 years. Dr Allison Smego, study lead investigator and paediatric endocrinology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre said,

Understanding risk factors that contribute to childhood obesity As the rate of obesity in the U.S. population has risen dramatically, more and more children are becoming overweight at younger and younger ages. Understanding the factors that contribute to childhood obesity and identifying ways to prevent its development is critical to stemming the historically high prevalence