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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Girls With Single Parents Twice as Likely to Be Obese 

Amy Capetta April 13, 2017
Researchers from Australia analyzed data of more than 3,500 children about their height, weight, diet, lifestyle, and their parents’ socioeconomic circumstances. And here’s what they discovered:
  • 9 percent of the children between five and 17 were obese
  • Obese children of both sexes were likely to consume take-away foods (e.g., fast food or takeout) at least twice a week, live in disadvantaged communities, and were being raised by one or two parents who were less-educated or unemployed
  • Obese children watched an average of at least two hours of TV each day and were less likely to participate in an organized sport ,,,  click the headline....

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