Study: Young Girls More Likely to Be Fat

May 09, 2007 By MATTIAS KAREN, Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- As every Western nation struggles with child obesity, the Swedes are puzzled by an unusual blip in the data: Why are little girls more likely to be fat than little boys? A recent study by researchers at Sweden's Uppsala University showed that today's 4-year-old girls were six times as likely to be obese compared to 20 years ago - a bigger jump than among boys.



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