Thursday, April 1, 2010

Overweight Babies May Have Delayed Motor Skills

“Pudgy babies may be adorable, but being overweight may delay a baby's ability to roll over, crawl, or conquer other important physical skills, researchers report. Meghan Slining, a doctoral student in nutrition epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues evaluated 215 infants at various times up to 18 months. Of the 152 infants found to be overweight during any of these evaluations, 20 percent - 31 infants -- had delayed motor skills...

No comments: