Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Infants in Food Insecure Homes at Greater Obesity Risk, Study Finds

From Very Well Family

Babies in households where food is scarce—referred to as food insecurity—have a higher obesity risk than infants in homes with enough for everyone to eat, a new study suggests.1

The finding comes after researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health tracked 666 low-income infants in their first year of life, a novel move since previous studies examining the link between food insecurity and obesity have largely focused on adults.1 As joblessness grows in the wake of the coronavirus, so does the likelihood of babies living in food insecure households that raise their risk of obesity.

See What the Study Found