Negative events in childhood may elevate risk of being overweight in adolescence

11/11/2013 |

Teens who experienced many negative life events during their childhood had a 47% higher risk of being overweight at age 15, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The association between negative events and weight gain in adolescence was more pronounced in children with obese mothers or if the events involved physical or mental illness within the family, researchers said.

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