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Children of Married Parents Less Likely to be Obese, Rice University and University of Houston Study


5/23/2013 7:34:54 AM

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Children living in households where the parents are married are less likely to be obese, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Houston. Childhood obesity is a significant public health issue in our country, with nearly one-third of all U.S. children ages 2-17 overweight or obese," said Rachel Kimbro, study co-author, associate professor of sociology at Rice and director of Rice's Kinder Institute Urban Health Program. "Despite this, very little research has been conducted to explore the impact of family structure on this epidemic."

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