Beware infants with large appetites

Rapid growth and a hearty appetite in the first few months and years of life is associated with increased obesity risk in later life, research shows.

A low responsiveness to satiety cues appears to be one of the mechanisms through which children with a genetic predisposition to obesity gain weight, the UK study found.

To examine the association between genetic predisposition to obesity, adiposity and satiety responsiveness, the authors created a polygenic risk score (PRS) of 28