Medicine: Big Babies

A modern U.S. baby grows much faster, will probably wind up bigger than his parents. In last week's Nutrition Reviews, Yale's George Raymond Cowgill cast doubt on the advantage of big babies: 1) Is there any advantage in being big? 2) What if quick growth shortens life? 3) Or, if quick growth lengthens life, does prolonged vigor go with the longevity?

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