Researchers Can Predict Child's Risk of Obesity
POSTED: Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 8:53am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:00am
British researchers say they've developed a formula that can predict a child's risk of obesity early, just after they're born!
The formula includes the body mass index of both the mother and father, the mother's professional status, and how much the baby weighed at birth. Experts say it could give doctors a chance to intervene in at-risk families early teaching parents about good nutritional habits.