Weight Gain in the First Week of Life and Overweight in Adulthood

@inproceedings{Stettler2005WeightGI,
  title={Weight Gain in the First Week of Life and Overweight in Adulthood},
  author={Nicolas Stettler and Virginia A. Stallings and Andrea B. Troxel and Jing Zhao and Rita Schinnar and Steven E. Nelson and Ekhard E. Ziegler and Brian L. Strom},
  year={2005}
}
Background—Successful prevention of obesity and related cardiovascular risk factors requires a clear understanding of its determinants over the life course. Rapid infancy weight gain is associated with childhood obesity, whereas low infancy weight is associated with coronary heart disease. Our aim was to identify during which periods in infancy weight gain is associated with adult obesity. Methods and Results—A cohort of European American formula-fed subjects, measured on 7 occasions during… CONTINUE READING