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Study Says Having a Younger Sibling May Be Good for a Child’s Waistline

April 19, 2016 | Community News, Community News and Media

Brother And Sister Sitting On Sofa Together

Is it possible that a two-year old with a younger brother or sister will have a healthier body mass index than a child with no younger siblings? That is what a recent study in Pediatrics suggests.

The study reports that a study of almost 700 children by University of Michigan researchers concluded that preschoolers who experienced the birth of a sibling had lower body mass index scores when they reached first grade than preschoolers without younger siblings.

Click here to read an article in US News & World Report.

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