The Checkup: Fat Babies at Greater Risk for Obesity Later
• Squishy, pudgy cheeks and thighs are just about the cutest things when it comes to infants. But a new study suggests that too much squish might not be so cute after all. The Los Angeles Times reports on reseach that links infants’ growth patterns with obesity later in life: Kids that grow too fast as infants have a greater risk for obesity—it’s twice as likely by age five—than kids who develop at more even paces. Details here.
• If you’re not ready to let go of the Conrad Murray trial just yet, there’s this: everything you ever wanted to know about propofol, the drug that killed Michael Jackson.
• A New York Times photojournalist, who lost both of his legs after stepping on a mine in Afghanistan last year, recounts his experience competing in the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Powerful stuff.