Obesity and Injuries in Children

8 December 2013 in General

A new study suggests that overweight kids may be at a higher risk of sports injuries. The kids were more likely to sustain lower body injuries. This may be due to the extra weight being supported by their legs.


Read more from Reuters:

Exercise can help overweight kids slim down, but a new study suggests they might be at risk for leg, ankle and foot injuries in the process.

That could be because their legs are supporting extra weight, researchers said.

The finding makes sense intuitively, but there had not been conclusive, thorough studies done among children before, lead author Eva Jespersen said. Continue reading…

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8 December 2013 General

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