Study: One-third of babies obese by 9 mos.

December 31, 2010 2:08:02 PM PST
American children seem to be packing on the pounds at an increasingly young age.

A new report finds one-third of babies are falling into the obese category by the time they are 9 months old.

There are a couple catches to the report in the AmericanJournal of Health Promotion.

The babies in the study were born about a decade ago.

The study also showed not all of the infants were doomed to be overweight forever.

Researchers say the study is a good reminder to parents to start healthy eating habits early on, including breast feeding and making sure a baby gets regular meals and snacks along with a good night's sleep.


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