Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows

March 5, 2015 9:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minorities may be more prone than whites to gaining weight during childhood, which puts them at greater risk for becoming overweight or obese adults, new research says.

In the study, blacks, Hispanics and American Indians were more likely to surpass a normal weight at age 18 than whites were, the study found.

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