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Study links baby-bottle use to obesity

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - May• 09•11

Just another piece of the obesity puzzle. Another reason to lose the bottle at 12 months.

“Pediatricians and dentists encourage parents to stop giving their babies bottles by age 1 to prevent their children’s teeth from decaying.

A new study shows another good reason to follow that advice: Kids who are drinking from a bottle when they are 2 years old are more likely to be obese by age 5 than those who aren’t.”

Study links baby-bottle use to obesity

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