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Divorce linked to higher risk of obesity among kids


Divorce may be linked to higher risk of overweight/obesity among kids involved

June 4, 2014

BMJ-British Medical Journal




Divorce may be linked to a higher risk of overweight and obesity among children affected by the marital split, suggests research. These children were 54% more likely to be overweight/obese and 89% more likely to be (abdominally) obese. Children whose parents had never married had a similar prevalence of overweight and obesity to those with married parents.

Divorce may be linked to higher risk of overweight/obesity among kids involved, and boys may be especially prone to excess weight gain, new research indicates. (...)

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