Study: Children of married parents have lower obesity risk

05/22/2013 | RedOrbit

Children who were raised by married parents had a nearly twofold lower risk of becoming obese than did those living with cohabiting, nonmarried parents, according to a 12-year study in the Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk. Obesity rates were also lower among children living with single fathers or married stepparents, researchers said.

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