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Postnatal growth may identify infants genetically predisposed to obesity

October 20, 2014

 Genetic obesity susceptibility appears to be associated with postnatal gains in infant weight and growth, according to a review of medical literature published in JAMA Pediatrics.

“We found that genetic factors that predict adult obesity were associated with faster weight gain and growth during infancy,” Ken K. Ong, FRCPCH, of the University of Cambridge, England, told Endocrine Today. “The findings indicate that the biological mechanisms that predispose people to later obesity are already active from birth.”

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Postnatal growth may identify infants genetically predisposed to obesity

October 20, 2014
 Genetic obesity susceptibility appears to be associated with postnatal gains in infant weight and growth, according to a review of medical…
figure In the Journals

Neighborhood factors linked with obesity risk in adolescence

October 17, 2014
Recent data show girls who live in neighborhoods with a greater abundance of food or service retail, including fast-food restaurants and…
In the Journals

Similar weight regain among gradual, rapid weight-loss diets

October 16, 2014
Compared with losing weight quickly, slow and steady weight loss did not reduce how much or the rate of weight regain, according to recent study…
figure In the Journals

Polyunsaturated fats may counter cardiometabolic effects of weight gain in healthy adults

October 15, 2014
Excess energy from polyunsaturated fatty acids reduced atherogenic lipoproteins compared with saturated fatty acids in healthy young adults who…
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