Children who attended day care or stayed with an extended family member were about 50% more likely than those under parental care to be overweight or obese between ages 4 and 10, a Canadian study showed. Researchers reported in the Journal of Pediatrics that known risk factors -- such as parents' socioeconomic status or maternal BMI -- didn't explain the difference in risk.
Study: Children in day care at greater risk of becoming obese
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