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One way to a long and healthy life? Live a 'Blue Zone' lifestyle

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Childhood obesity risk studies: Key factors

IN PREGNANCY

Excessive weight gain in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes

Smoking during pregnancy

Depression during pregnancy

IN INFANCY

Rapid infant weight gain

Particular infant feeding practices, such as starting solid foods before the age of 4 months

Maternal control of infant feeding

Sleeping fewer than 12 hours a day

AT PRESCHOOL AGE

Excessive TV viewing

Frequent consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

Frequent fast-food consumption

Rarely having family dinners

Source: Elsie M. Taveras, Harvard; Pediatrics, March 1, 2010

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