Social Risk Factors Linked to Childhood Obesity in Girls, according to Princeton's Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012

As featured in CNN, US News & World Report, Education Week and many other outlets, young girls growing up in difficult home and family situations were at increased risk of becoming obese by age 5. These challenges challenges include a mother's mental illness or substance abuse, intimate partner violence, housing or food insecurity, or a father's incarceration. The study was conducted using data from Princeton University's Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study and was published online in the journal Pediatrics on April 16, 2012.