Links between Temperament and Childhood Obesity: What Studies Show

Based on the findings of one study, male infants with a shorter attention span, and female infants who were easier to soothe or who had more negative food reactions, showed greater increases in weight and were more likely to be overweight/obese at the age of 6.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "Infant Temperament And Eating Style Predict Change In Standardized Weight Status And Obesity Risk At 6 Years Of Age," International Journal Of Obesity, 2010, by MS Faith, JB Hittner. (Citations: 44).

Objective: Little research has addressed the relationships among infant temperament, eating styles and obesity risk. To address this gap, we tested whether infant temperament and eating patterns at the age of 1 year are associated with a greater increase in standardized ...


References:

1: "Infant Temperament And Eating Style Predict Change In Standardized Weight Status And Obesity Risk At 6 Years Of Age," International Journal Of Obesity, 2010, by MS Faith, JB Hittner. (Citations: 44).

Objective: Little research has addressed the relationships among infant temperament, eating styles and obesity risk. To address this gap, we tested whether infant temperament and eating patterns at the age of 1 year are associated with a greater increase in standardized ...



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