Baby brain is real. I should not be permitted to heavy equipment, operate including iPhones.
BIG BUB, big child?
There may be a link between birth size and obesity later on in life, according to a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Researchers looked at more than 10,000 children and found that those who weighed more than 10 pounds (4.5kg) at birth were 69 per cent more likely than average-weight babies to be obese by kindergarten. While the study could not prove that being a big baby was a cause for obesity, researcher Sarah Miller says: “Infants born with higher birth weight appeared to be at risk from a young age. These children may benefit from early attention.” The researchers suggest that this could come in the form of counselling from paediatricians on lifestyle habits that can prevent obesity, including avoiding sugary drinks, limiting screen time and encouraging physical activity.