Children of divorce may be more likely to be overweight

June 5, 2014 11:37 AM

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Children of divorce may be more likely to be overweight

Children whose parents are divorced tend to be heavier than kids whose parents stay married, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Norway found that kids from divorced homes in that country were 54 percent more likely to be overweight or obese, and 89 percent were more likely to have abdominal obesity (too much weight around the waistline), compared with children from families with married parents.

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