Social risk and obesity in children - 1
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have found a link between early life stressors and obesity in young girls. NIH’s Dr. Roslyn King explains.
King: They found a statistically significant association for girls in the sample between stressful life events at age 1 and age 3 and obesity at age 5.
Narrator: The researchers examined factors like housing, security, and food availability as well as incidences of intimate partner violence, mother substance use, and whether the father of the child is incarcerated. For more on the relationship between stress and childhood obesity, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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