Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 5th, 2003
A study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nutrition found significant differences among U.S. ethnic groups, with lower birth weights and lower rates of weight gain for black infants born in autumn, compared to other seasons.
"To our knowledge, this is the first description of seasonal variation in infant weight gain in a western society. Previous studies have focused on birth weight or on infant growth in low-income countries where food intake is directly linked to agriculture and...
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