Do big babies bring big problems?
HC Yau and JP Chanoine
Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, Vancouver BC V6H 3V4
Birth weight and early postnatal weight are emerging as two independent factors for the later development of obesity
Genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors may be important
Present recommendations for the prevention of postnatal obesity include normal pre-pregnancy weight, adequate pregnancy weight gain and breastfeeding
The specific determinants associated with optimal pregnancy weight gain and optimal early postnatal nutrition remain unclear.
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