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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

key message

  • 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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