Study of babies’ metabolism may help curb obesity later in life

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A groundbreaking study is underway at a research center in Louisiana to stop obesity before it starts.

A baby is put into a chamber to calculate metabolism.

It tracks how fast the baby burns calories during a typical two-hour newborn cycle of sleeping and eating.

This is the only machine of its kind in the world.

The ultimate goal of the research is to prevent obesity by creating an individualized early-intervention plan for at-risk babies.