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A study conducted with Chilean children identifies familial factors related to obesity



Posted on 12/02/2019 17:24:18CET

MADRID, Feb. 12 (EUROPA PRESS) –

Researchers at the University of California (US) have identified several family-related factors related to the increase, from the age of fivethe risk of obesity or overweight in adulthood.

In the work published in Childhood Obesity, the experts evaluated 1,000 young people aged 5, 10, 15 and 21, finding a number of risk factors that could serve as prevention and intervention objectives. These include family stress, father absence, maternal depression, lack of active stimulation and the ability to move, as well as stimulating experiences,

This important study of 1000 Chilean children aged 5 to 21 identified four trajectories of the body mass index during childhood as well as family, household and neighborhood factors, even in early childhood, who distinguish these groups. , This study provides key themes for confirmatory research and intervention considerations"experts said.


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