Obesity May Be Higher in Children Whose Parents Divorce: Obesity levels may be higher amongst children whose parents are divorced according to a new study published this week in the BMJ Open. The study suggested that children of divorce were 60 percent more likely to be a weight which was considered obese than their peers whose parents are still together.
The research team, led by Anna Biehl, looked at 3166 third graders who participated in the Norwegian Child Growth Study in 2010. They took measurements of height, weight and waist circumference. They then took this data and compared it with the child’s gender group and the marital status of the child’s parents.