An infant's growth is measured during a check-up at Children's Hospital Boston. A new study by researchers there says babies who progress past at least two percentiles in weight and length on growth charts are at risk for obesity later in childhood.
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published Monday, November 7th, 2011
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CHICAGO — Researchers say there’s a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they’ve passed two key milestones on doctors’ growth charts by age 2.