When is your chubby baby too chubby? (CNN.com)

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A new study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics has concluded that “the critical period for preventing childhood obesity…is during the first two years of a child’s life and for many by three months of age.” It’s the first study to identify a so-called “tipping point” in a child’s development of obesity. This new finding comes as first lady Michelle Obama is targeting childhood obesity in a new national initiative Let’s Move.

Direct link to study: Identifying the “Tipping Point” Age for Overweight Pediatric Patients (Clinical Pediatric, February 2010)

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