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Birth of a sibling may decrease risk of obesity

Having a younger sibling before first grade may decrease the risk of a child becoming overweight or obese, suggested a new study published online March 11 in Pediatrics. Rana H. Mosli, PhD, from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, noted that children who experienced the birth of a sibling between ages 24 and …

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