Study links early schooling in girls to lower obesity risk

12/15/2010 | U.S. News & World Report

Data from about 6,000 U.S. girls showed that those who were able to start school at a younger age had a significantly lower risk of being overweight or obese during adolescence than counterparts who began schooling later. Researchers said that the link could be attributed to peer influence, although a similar trend was not found in boys.

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