Having Obese Siblings More Revealing Indicator Of Child Obesity

July 9, 2014 12:16 AM

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Having obese brothers and sisters is more revealing indicator of child obesity than having obese parents, according to a new study.

Investigators surveyed adults in 10,244 American households and found that the likelihood of childhood obesity varies with the number of children in a household, as well as their gender. In a single child household, a child is 2.2 times more likely to be obese if a parent is also obese, the study fo...

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