Outdoor Play and Weight

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Young children without access to an outdoor play space could face weight problems later in life.

Researchers followed more than 6,000 three to five year olds living in England.

They found kids living in lower income neighborhoods without yards or parks were 38-percent more likely to be overweight or obese by the age of seven than their peers.

These results were after adjusting for food consumption, physical activity, rules, regularity, education, housing tenure and poverty.

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