Early Programming of Body Composition and Fat Distribution in Adolescents.
Wow. Are we in trouble as a society. Basically, low birth weight infants leaves them predisposed to central obesity in boys and low bone mass and lean body mass in girls. As I’ve said before, we have unhealthy moms giving birth to unhealthy infants, and then continuing to feed them with the bad habits that made the moms unhealthy in the first place. Man is THAT a disaster waiting to happen to our society.
And consider this–the increased use of assisted reproduction in many cases indicates that the mom was not healthy enough to conceive in the first place. Instead of fixing the problem, we force a body that’s not ready to reproduce to reproduce and many of these infants are premature, perputating the cycle.