Thursday, February 26, 2004

Good news for kids on the low end of the growth charts

It seems that skinny babies whose weight gain out strips their growth are at a higher risk for diabetes. "Doctors should reconsider the idea that small babies should get extra calories to encourage rapid growth, said Dr. Francine Kaufman, a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Hospital-Los Angeles and past president of the American Diabetes Association. 'We need to look at not overfeeding some of these children,' she said."

Access the abstract here.

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