Is infant weight at 6 months linked to weight at 12 months?

From: Obesity

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Participants/situation

  • 47 infants

Study

  • Rate of weight gain was assessed at 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.

Results

  • Fat levels at 12 months was predicted by the rate of weight gain at 3, 6 and 9 months and by older maternal age at delivery.

Answer

  • Yes (with confidence)

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Editors Notes

  • Although the authors cannot determine whether fat levels at 1 year will track across childhood; evidence from long term studies using simple measures of BMI and weight-for-length supports this possibility.

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