WHO: Bottle feeding may up odds of pediatric obesity

WHO: Bottle feeding may up odds of pediatric obesity

Youths who were exclusively bottle-fed until age 6 months had a 25% higher obesity risk, compared with those who were exclusively breastfed, according to a World Health Organization study presented at the European Congress on Obesity and published in the journal Obesity Facts. The findings, based on data involving nearly 30,000 children across 16 European countries, also showed 22% and 12% increased likelihood of obesity among those who were never breastfed and those who received mixed breast and bottle feeding, respectively.

The Guardian (London) (4/29),  The Independent (London) (tiered subscription model) (4/30)

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