BABIES who are born large are more likely to be overweight by the time they are at school.
A US study has found 23 per cent of children who had a high birth weight are obese when they reach the age of seven compared with less than 16 per cent of those born at a normal weight.
The findings, reported in the journal Paediatric Obesity, support earlier evidence that large babies are in danger of later weight gain, as well as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
The authors, led by a team from the University of Virginia, say that larger babies have up to 130 per cent increased odds of being overweight or obese.
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