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Dr. Mahin Bayatpour, a ...
Dr. Mahin Bayatpour, a Pediatrician and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, Fresno explains, "If you breastfeed the baby, only breastfeed the baby for six months, you reduce the rate of obesity by 20 to 30 percent through adolescence.
says obese children tend to become obese adults.
says, "There was recently a report from the World Health Organization
and they reported over 1 billion adults overweight and 300-million obese.
adds, "Latino is 35.4 percent.
explains some ethnicities are at higher risk than others.
says, "When you breastfeed, you really should breastfeed for 6 months, and then no solid or no complimentary food 'til after 6 months.
says, "We have a long list of related problem beginning with diabetic type 2, cardiovascular problems such as hypertension stroke heart attack, etcetera.
Then, Dr. Bayatpour
explains, there are the psychological effects.
"Poor self esteem, social isolation, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicide."
And parents should note, the fat cells a person carries are developed in late adolescence.
says overeating in childhood creates more.
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...Mahin Bayatpour, M.D.Dr. Bayatpour serves at University Medical Center of Fresno in the UCSF-Fresno Pediatric Residency Program as the Associate Chief of Pediatrics, Director of the Normal Newborn Nursery, Director of the Adolescent Program and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics.Dr. Bayatpour
brings an extensive scope of knowledge to the residency program that includes experiences from Baylor Medical Center
, M.D.Anderson and Tumor Institute and Texas Children's Hospital
was also the proud recipient of the department's 1994 Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching.