Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Trinity researchers find stark social inequalities in children’s body mass index (BMI)

(Trinity College Dublin) Researchers at Trinity College have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. By analyzing data on height and weight (BMI) they found that lower maternal education was associated with faster gains in child body weight but lower height growth leading to a higher risk of overweight and obesity.