Maternal education and household income at birth can increase a child's chances of overweight and obesity at age 10, according to new research

Maternal education and household income at birth can increase a child's chances of overweight and obesity at age 10, according to new research

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/09/220921210041.htm

The paper, published in Nature's International Journal of Obesity, looks at the relation between early childhood socioeconomic status (SES) -- as measured by maternal education levels and household income -- and later development of childhood overweight and obesity in seven cohorts of children from high-income countries.

Social inequalities were evident across all cohorts, with greater risk of overweight and obesity linked to lower levels of maternal education in early childhood. There was also a link to household income, but it was less robust.