Title

The effects of income during childhood on post-childhood obesity

Date

5-26-2016 9:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 9:30 AM

Location

HWC 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Amy Hammermeister

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Amy Hammermeister-Jordan

Abstract

Studies indicate that poverty, or more generally, low income has a profound impact on the incidence of being overweight and obese in post-childhood periods. The correlation between income and obesity is evident as early as one-year-old and continues to show its impact into adolescence and adulthood. Children of low income status are more likely to be overweight or obese and continue through life with steeper rates of obesity than their higher socioeconomic status counterparts. Certain studies indicate, however, that these developments could possibly be prevented if factors associated with poverty, such as noise, crowding, and exposure to violence, were controlled.

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The effects of income during childhood on post-childhood obesity

HWC 203

Studies indicate that poverty, or more generally, low income has a profound impact on the incidence of being overweight and obese in post-childhood periods. The correlation between income and obesity is evident as early as one-year-old and continues to show its impact into adolescence and adulthood. Children of low income status are more likely to be overweight or obese and continue through life with steeper rates of obesity than their higher socioeconomic status counterparts. Certain studies indicate, however, that these developments could possibly be prevented if factors associated with poverty, such as noise, crowding, and exposure to violence, were controlled.