8 Jun 2017

Heavy 3yr olds more likely to be obese and unhealthy

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 8 June 2017

Heavier than usual three-year olds are more likely to be obese as adults, and more prone to related illnesses such as heart disease later in life. Professor Michael Williams from Otago University is the lead author of the research, which appears in the International Journal of Obesity. He says the implications of the research are that interventions need to be staged much earlier than previously thought.