Early Predictors of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Among American Indian Children
Maternal and Child Health Journal , 05/16/2012
Lindberg SM et al. – Children’s body mass index (BMI) category is determined in the early post–natal environment, within the 1 year of life, by factors including excess gestational weight gain and early termination of breastfeeding. In turn, children’s BMI category at age 1 predicts the emergence of cardiovascular risk markers in early childhood.