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Adult obesity may start at infancy

October 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The obesity problem among kids and teens is growing, and health experts say parents are part of the problem.A Harvard researcher says many parents have contributed to the overweight epidemic by over feeding their kids when they're infants, leading to weight issues that continue as they become teens and young adults.

Pediatricians say mothers sometimes ignore their babies' "cues", indicating they've had enough.

Statistics show babies born now are 59 percent more likely to be obese than babies were 20 years ago.

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