Today in fat news: New evidence shows that babies can be prenatally "programmed" to become overweight children. And those kids are more likely to be fat grownups.
According to a piece by Jane E. Brody in the New York Times, birth weight tends to predict BMI later in life. (Not that the BMI is a good indicator of health, necessarily). But there is a "consistent association" between how much a woman gains while pregnant and how much her babies weigh. In other words: