Cow Milk Formula Linked To Obesity In Infants
Cow milk formula linked to obesity in infants---says a recent research.
A recent study conducted by a team of Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia revealed one of the childhood obesity facts. The research found that the cow milk formula is one of the reasons for obesity in infants. This formula also results in obesity in later years of life.
The study was conducted on 64 infants between the age group of 0.5 months to 7.5 months. These infants were similar in birth weight and length at the time of their birth. These infants were divided into two groups. One group was put on cow milk formula while the other was given protein hydrolysate formula. The feeding time lengths for both the groups was similar and they were introduces to solids also at the same time.
The weights of the infants from two groups were recorded once in a month. Soon after the second month, it was found that the infants on cow milk formula were gaining more weight than the second group infants.
Therefore it was reported that obesity in infants is related to cow milk formula. This formula is very common and most of the babies are provided with it. The formula can now be a reason for obesity in infants.
Further, the research team also proposed the theories that could explain the revelation, though the research is still on. Cow milk formula being tastier than the protein hydrolysate formula is consumed more and thus leads to obesity in infants. Or the protein content being high in protein hydrolysate formula makes the children feel full after consuming a little quantity. Also the amino acids present in protien formula can make this milk absorbed better and quickly.
The scientists are still researching to reach the facts. However, obesity in infants is not at all good and can become a reason of many obesity related diseases in the later years.
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