Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child placed in day care is no more likely to gain too much weight than a child who stays home with a parent, a new study indicates.

Earlier research had suggested there may be an increased risk of obesity for children in day care.

But a new analysis reveals that the potential association between excess weight and non-parental child care faded away after researchers took into account other factors that also influence childhood obesity.

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