Kong’s Study Suggests Fussy Babies May Face Higher Risk of Obesity

Updated October 25, 2016 This content is archived.

A UB study found that babies who seem to get upset more easily and take longer to calm down may be at higher risk for obesity, while babies who exhibit more “cuddliness” and calm down easily are less likely at risk.

“The research tells us that differences in behavior begin as early as infancy, and those differences can influence health behaviors that impact future health risks,” said lead researcher Kai Ling Kong, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics.