Dietary energy intake at the age of 4 months predicts postnatal weight gain and childhood body mass index.

@article{Ong2006DietaryEI,
  title={Dietary energy intake at the age of 4 months predicts postnatal weight gain and childhood body mass index.},
  author={Ken K Ong and Pauline M Emmett and Sian Marie Noble and Andy Ness and David B Dunger},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={e503-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Rapid infant weight gain has been shown to predict later obesity risk; however, it is unclear which factors influence infant diet and weight gain. The objective of this study was to determine whether different feeding patterns and energy intakes that are provided to infants affect body weight and BMI later in childhood. METHODS This representative birth cohort study was conducted in the United Kingdom. Energy intake at age 4 months was estimated from 1-day unweighed dietary records… CONTINUE READING

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