HOW IS IT THAT KIDS OF DIVORCED PARENTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE OBESE AS ADULTS?

It makes sense.  Divorce causes stress.  Family wealth may suffer, making healthy eating more difficult.  Time pressures and kids shuttling between parents may mean more takeout and drive-through meals.  Single moms who work may have no time to cook.  The TV as babysitter (chock full of ads for soda, candy, and sugar-sweetened cereals).

I read about this in The Economist magazine.  They were reporting on a study published in a medical journal.

Makes sense, but also suggests some remedies.  Probably nothing better than youth sports to allow kids to burn off both calories and stress.

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Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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