Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Kid's Don't Have a Chance

U of C study finds early diet critical:

Feeding infants high protein diets between when they are weaned and into early adulthood may set them up for a lifetime battle with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, according to a study being released today from the University of Calgary.

Researchers weaned 60 rat pups onto one of three diets: a high-protein diet, a high-fibre diet or a balanced diet that served as the control. When the pups reached four months of age (considered young adulthood), they were fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet for four weeks.

Rats from the high protein diet group fared poorly; those on the high-fibre diets emerged as the winners.

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