Baby brain is real. I should not be per­mit­ted to heavy equip­ment, op­er­ate in­clud­ing iPhones.

Pregnancy Life & Style - - WHO, WHAT, WHY? - OLIVIA WILDE, MUM TO OTIS, 3, & DAISY, 10 MONTHS

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.

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