Stress at home could raise obesity risk among preschool girls

04/16/2012 | CNN/The Chart blog

Researchers looked at records from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study and found that girls who experienced at least one stressor in their homes had a higher risk of being obese by age 5 than peers in more stable homes. The connection was not seen in boys, who researchers said may respond to stress by getting more physical activity. The findings appear in Pediatrics.

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