Teenage pregnancy raises risk of obesity later in life

04/10/2009 | Reuters

Teen who became pregnant and had a child have a higher risk of becoming overweight than teen who don't get pregnant, a 10-year study of 1,890 women found. Researchers said 28% of white women and 49% of black women were overweight or obese at age 18 or 19, but among those who had given birth in their teens, 40% of whites and 57% of blacks were overweight or obese.

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