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13 April 2011

Young moms heavier and less fit

Young mothers tend to be heavier than their peers who don't have children, and they also consume more saturated fat, sugary beverages and total kilojoules, a new study suggests.

Young mothers tend to be heavier than their peers who don't have children, and they also consume more saturated fat, sugary beverages and total kilojoules, a new study suggests.

Study author Jerica Berge said these mothers might be assuming more child-care duties than the dads, leading to the weight disparity. The after-effects of pregnancy might also be a factor, she said.

 
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