Create a 6 pages page paper that discusses dispelling the myth that all chubby babies are at risk for later over-weight and obesity. To deduce the predisposition for obesity in children is generally to look at the genetics of the father and mother and to understand if the parents were obese as children, they would look to their own parents as a source of information. Therefore, any plausible article on infant weight gain is in fact unjustified and should be used in dispelling the myth of what “chubby” babies will lead to with respect to childhood obesity problems. Childhood obesity problems can more often than not, be tied to genetic medical problems such as thyroid or pancreatic problems. or, even lack of exercise and poor choice in dietary selections.
The study entitled Infant Weight Gain and Childhood Overweight Status in a Multicenter, Cohort Study, followed 27,899 eligible participants who were born full term between the years of 1959 and 1965 with a main outcome measure of having an overweight status at the age of seven with a body mass index above the 95th percentile based on the CDC’s reference data. Of the participants that formed part of the study, it was concluded there was correlation between rapid increases in weight of as much as 100g / month during the first four months of life were in fact linked to a child being overweight at the age of seven years.
The majority of this study was in finding that the greatest cause for concern was during the ages of birth and four months where it would have appeared that if an infant were to gain above the allowable x g/month, then this would then show that at the age of seven years, the child would automatically be obese for the rest of his/her childhood years.