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Early life risk factors for obesity in childhood: Early feeding is crucial target for preventing obesity in children

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7514.453-b (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:453
  1. Iain E Buchan, senior lecturer (buchan@manchester.ac.uk),
  2. Richard F Heller, professor,
  3. Peter Clayton, professor,
  4. Peter E Bundred, reader,
  5. Tim J Cole, professor
  1. Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT
  2. Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT
  3. Department of Primary Care, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GB
  4. Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH

    EDITOR—Reilly et al present their findings on some early life risk factors for obesity at age 7 in a cohort of 7758 children born in the early 1990s.1 We believe that their conclusions about breast feeding and time of weaning are flawed.

    The investigators infer that these …

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