By Marianne Beach, GALTime.com staff
As if you didn't already need another excuse to quit that pesky nine to five. Now, a new study suggests Moms working full time may have a link to childhood obesity.
The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, followed more than 8,500 UK adults who were born in 1958. Researchers found that the children of these adults were 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than their parents were at the same age.
And when researchers looked at factors as to why this might be the case, Mom's job came into play. They speculated that children of working parents were given fewer home-cooked meals and had less healthy diets, in general.
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While this makes sense in theory--less time at home equals less time in the kitchen--I'm sure there are other major factors coming into play here. Like how about how portion sizes have grown in the last fifty years? Or the fact thatRead More »from Are Working Moms Contributing to Childhood Obesity?