Risk factors for obesity may differ for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white babies

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

The factors that put children at risk of becoming obese within the first 12 months of their life may differ for Hispanic and non-Hispanic babies. This is a conclusion of a new study in the journal Pediatric Research, which is published by Springer Nature. Lead authors, Sahel Hazrati and Farah Khan of the Inova Translational Medicine Institute in the US, investigated factors associated with excess weight in the first year of life in Hispanic versus non-Hispanic white children. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-factors-obesity-differ-hispanic-non-hispanic.html

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