Parents can check the odds of obesity
Researchers at Harvard and in Europe believe they've developed a calculator that can predict -- at birth -- whether a child will grow up to be fat.
Professor and Dietician Lona Sandon at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas says it's not crackpot science.
"Yes, I believe we can take many of these factors and use them as a prediction."
Professor Sandon says sometimes kids live in a sort of "culture of overeating."
"It's not just a factor of how many calories that child is eating but it's also the social influence and environment surrounding that child as well."
The calculator considers the parents' weight, the baby's weight and things like the mother's job status. Harvard researchers claim it's 80% accurate.