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07 October 2010

Breasfeeding+trans fats=chubby baby

Breast-fed babies are much more likely to put on excess body fat if their mother's diet is high in trans fats, finds a new study.

Breast-fed babies are much more likely to put on excess body fat if their mother's diet is high in trans fats, finds a new study.

"It would help to be able to follow the child from when the mother was pregnant, through birth, and then adolescence, so that we can confirm what the type of infant feeding and maternal diet during breast-feeding have to do with the recent epidemic of childhood obesity," study co-author Alex Anderson, an assistant professor in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, said in a university news release.

 
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