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Your Health: July 8. 2013 Solid foods, babies and type 1 diabetes

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  A new study finds a link between babies who start solid foods at the wrong time
 and the development of type 1 diabetes.
   University of Colorado researchers studied the feeding practices of more than
1,800 babies.
   They say there is a association between babies who were given solid foods before four months of age and after six months of age to the development of type 1 diabetes.

 Dr. Deb lonze of Cleveland Clinic Children's says, "Solid foods are going to be lower in the good nutrition, but maybe higher in calories.  So, there's a chance that we're causing more obesity in babies, it  can cause allergies or eczema, there may be a link to diabetes, so there may be
 some chronic illnesses that we're causing in these kids when they get older."

 Researchers say the safe window to start solid foods appears to be between 4 and 5 months old.

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