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European Study: Socioeconomic Status Strongly Tied to BMI in Kids

One year ago   |   By Psych Central

A new European study finds a strong link between a family's socioeconomic status and children's body mass index .
The findings, published in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology , show that BMI differences emerge in the preschool years and continue to widen across childhood and into early adolescence.
“This research shows that inequalities in health and life expectancy start early in life and are well established by age 5,” said senior author Dr. Richard Layte, a professor of sociology at Trinity College in Dublin. “Most children who are obese have a higher risk of being obese...
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