Generations of less advantaged children face higher risk of mid-life obesity, study finds

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Three generations of children from less privileged homes have reached middle age at greater risk of being overweight or obese than their better-off peers, according to new UCL research.

UCL researchers worked with Loughborough University and tracked the body mass index (BMI) of more than 22,800 British adults born in 1946, 1958 and 1970. The new study, published in PLOS Medicine, found that children whose fathers were in lower social classes were more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than those with fathers in higher social classes. The inequalities persisted across all…

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