Ice cream diet fuels obesity in babies

What are babies made of? Some salt, some sugar, but not all things nice, says a new Australian research.

Flinders University researcher Jane Scott and colleagues found that babies as young as four weeks old are growing up on a diet of biscuits, ice cream and soft drinks – all high fat, salt and sugar foods – despite health authorities recommending exclusive breastfeeding to six months of age.

“This is a worry because eating habits developed early in life usually continue throughout a person’s lifetime – and an overweight child is much more likely to become an overweight adult,” said Scott.

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This kind of a diet is also giving rise to the problem of children being overweight early in life.

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