Thursday, January 23, 2014

Obesity Rate Trends Differ Among Family Income Levels

A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that while obesity rates have declined over the past decade among adolescents in higher-income families, rates have risen among adolescents in lower-income families . Researchers from Harvard University examined data from two national health surveys between 2003 and 2011 and discovered the disparities when accounting for both family income as well as parents’ education level. According to co-author Kaisa Snellman, “the difference comes down to physical activity. Educated families are much more likely to engage in…exercising, biking around, [and] walking.” 

Read the entire article at http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-obesity-declines-rich-teens-poor.html

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  1. You can read the original study at http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/01/08/1321355110.full.pdf+html

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