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



Posted on 12/02/2019 5:24:18 PMCET

MADRID, February 12 (EUROPA PRESS) –

Researchers at the University of California (USA) have identified several family factors related to the increase, from five years, the risk of obesity or overweight in adulthood.

In the work published in "Childhood obesity", experts estimated 1,000 young people aged 5, 10, 15 and 21 years and discovered a number of risk factors that could serve as prevention and mediation goals. This includes family stress, fatherlessness, maternal depression, absence of sufficient active stimulation and mobility options, t but also encouraging experience.

"In this important study with 1,000 Chilean children aged 5 to 21 years, four pathways of the body mass index, as well as family, household and neighborhood factors, were identified throughout childhood, even in childhood, which distinguished those groups. . This study provides key themes for confirmatory research and reflection on intervention"experts said."


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