Researchers ID 3 key factors to predict obesity in early childhood

01/15/2014 | RedOrbit

University of Illinois researchers found that sleep deprivation, higher parental BMI and dietary restrictions for weight loss were the three most influential factors in obesity among preschoolers. "These risk factors are malleable and provide a road map for developing interventions that can lead to a possible reduction in children's weight status," said lead researcher Brent McBride. The findings appear in the journal Childhood Obesity.

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