Stark social inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI)

May 24th, 2019 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Researchers have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. By analyzing data on height and weight (BMI) they found that lower maternal education was associated with faster gains in child body weight but lower height growth leading to a higher risk of overweight and obesity.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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