LIMITING BABY'S FAT OK, FINNS SAY.Byline: Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
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It's almost never too early to cut fat out of your diet, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Finnish researchers who say fat intake can safely be reduced in children under 2 years old.
U.S. guidelines recommend that parents not limit their children's fat intake until age 2, when they are urged to keep fat consumption under 30 percent of daily calories. Doctors traditionally have believed that very young children need fat for proper development.
But the study of 1,062 Finnish youngsters aged 8 months through 4 years old found they fared well even when their fat intake was cut back shortly after the child's first birthday.
The study in February's Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine adolescent medicine
The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of youth between 13 and 21 years of age. Also called ephebiatrics, hebiatrics. follows research indicating that diet-linked damage to coronary arteries Coronary arteries
The two main arteries that provide blood to the heart. The coronary arteries surround the heart like a crown, coming out of the aorta, arching down over the top of the heart, and dividing into two branches. probably begins in early childhood, leading to heart disease later in life.
Dr. Jan Berger Jan Berger (born November 27, 1955), is a Czech football player.
He played 30 matches for the Czechoslovakia national football team, and was a participant in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
In his country, he played for AC Sparta Praha. of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in Chicago said she remains unconvinced by the study, and contends that limiting fat intake in such young children could harm their neurological development.