Adult Obesity May Have Origins as Early as Kindergarten
A scientific study from Emory University revealed that the risk of becoming a severely overweight adult can actually start as early as kindergarten. More than 7,000 children were studied between kindergarten through middle school and findings showed that kids who started off overweight were four times as likely as normal-weight kindergartners to become obese by eighth grade. It was also shown that maternal diet, maternal weight gain and the infant's diet during the first few years are "clearly influential." The study does not suggest cutting caloric intake or making children feel bad about their weight, but it does advocate teaching children healthy lifestyle habits so that they will grow into their weight.
By Jordan Moses
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