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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Overweight Babies Increase

"More babies are heavy now than 20 years ago, a reality that bodes ill for their health, according to one of the first studies to look at overweight infants. The finding is controversial because some experts say there's no clear definition of obesity in the first two years of life. The study in the journal Obesity says the percentage of babies under 6 months old who were overweight or on the brink of becoming so increased from 10.4% in 1980 to 17% in 2001, according to the research on children in Massachusetts. The percentage of overweight toddlers and preschoolers also increased substantially." By Nanci Hellmich, USA Today Link to Article (last visited 8-9-06 NVS)

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