UVA School of Medicine Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
• Babies Born with Higher Birthweight or Premature More Likely to Become Obese Children, Study Finds
Infants born with a high birthweight or prematurely with either a high or low birthweight are more likely to become obese as children, a new study from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The researchers say pediatricians may want to counsel parents of such babies early on to prevent the onset of obesity and the health problems it eventually brings.
The researchers have published their findings in Pediatric Obesity.
The following UVA School of Medicine faculty contributed to the study:
Rebecca Scharf, MD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Mark DeBoer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Read more: https://news.virginia.edu/content/babies-born-big-more-likely-become-obese-children-study-finds
• NBC 29 House Call: Dr. Jonathan Black on Cleft Lip and Palate
Black, MD, UVA School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, discussed cleft lip and palate issues.
Watch the interview: http://www.nbc29.com/clip/13486211/uva-house-call-dr-jonathan-black-on-cleft-lip-and-cleft-palate
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