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Social Risk Factors Linked to Youth Obesity in Girls, Study Finds

By Bryan Toporek — April 16, 2012 1 min read

Girls exposed to a number of social risk factors in early childhood are significantly more likely to be obese by age 5, but young boys aren’t prone to the same effects, according to a new study published online today in the journal .

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.