Be on the lookout for chubby bubbies

Early weight gain in the under-twos puts them at higher risk of future cardiometabolic disease: study

They may look adorable, but chubby bubbies are already on the path to a risky cardiac profile in adolescence and need early intervention, Australian research suggests.

After following more than 400 children from birth, University of Sydney researchers report that the earlier the weight gain starts in childhood, the worse the cardiometabolic risk at age 14.