London: Researchers have found more evidence on the links between low birth weight, early puberty and cancer.In the study, scientists at the Research Institute of Child Nutrition in Dortmund, Germany, who followed 215 children from infancy to age 13, have shown that babies who gain weight rapidly in their first two years of life are more likely to hit puberty early, reports The Daily Express.
And those who gained weight quickly as babies were four months ahead of those who had put on weight at a normal rate.Dr Panagiota Mitrou of the World Cancer Research Fund said: “This shows that what happens to us even in the womb can influence risk factors for diseases much later in life.”ANI
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