Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 15th, 2004
From an analysis of a large database of middle-aged Americans, researchers found women faced an average 7% increased risk of obesity per child and men an average 4% increased risk per child. Researchers attributed the weight gain to a busier lifestyle that may include a diet of more fast food and leave less time for exercise.
"As families grow, parents need to be educated about the importance of exercise and a healthy diet," said Lori Bastian, MD, associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical...
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