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Obesity risks start before birth
Los Angeles Times

Pam Levin’s daughter weighed less than 5 pounds at birth. But by the time the child turned 3, Levin and her husband had begun to bristle at some of the comments about her. “People would say, ‘She’s chunky’ or ‘She’s a big girl,’” Levin says.

The comments may not have been tactful, but the Los Angeles mom caught herself wondering if they were true. Was the adorable, easygoing preschooler overweight?