WEIGHT gain in early childhood can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years, according to new research from the University of Sydney.
The study, which tracked the Body Mass Index, (BMI) of children from birth to 14 years, found that earlier onset of high BMI in children under two resulted in higher cholesterol levels, higher blood pressure and more central fat in adolescence.
Sunraysia Community Health Services public health nutritionist Jade Klaebe said Mildura parents can help decrease their child’s chance of obesity and other health risks by ensuring their diet is in line with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.
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