Study: Children without siblings may have higher risk of overweight and obesity

Sept. 17, 2012, Huffington Post

Scientists have pinpointed a potential risk factor for overweight and obesity early in life —­ and it has to do with how many siblings a child has.

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, in addition to other researchers from other institutions across Europe, found that only children are more than 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese, compared with children with brothers and/or sisters. Continue reading