Campus News

Passing it along

An article in U.S. News and World Report highlighting findings from his research showing that breast-fed babies are much more likely to put on excess body fat if their mother’s diet is high in trans fats quoted Alex Anderson, an assistant professor of foods and nutrition.

“It would help to be able to follow the child from when the mother was pregnant, through birth, and then adolescence, so that we can confirm what the type of infant feeding and maternal diet during breast-feeding have to do with the recent epidemic of childhood obesity,” Anderson said.