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First week of weight gain sets lifelong weight patterns? I don't think so.

Another news entry from the hall of mirrors today. The story is Baby's First Week May Set Lifelong Weight Patterns wherein they state:

"The first week of life may be a critical period for establishing lifelong patterns of body weight. Infants who gain rapidly in those first seven days may be more likely to develop weight problems as young adults, suggests a new study published in the April 19 issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association.

"Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Iowa studied 653 adults, ranging in age from 20 to 32."

Certainly interesting data if you only read that far into the article, but it's important to proceed so you can find out how weak the research methodology was...