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Underweight young men 12-25% less likely to first, second, third or fourth child
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Underweight men, that is those with a BMI of less than 18.5, are 12-25 percent less likely to have a first, second, third or fourth child by the age of 47 than normal-weight men according to a new study from researchers at the University College London in London, England. Subjects
Subjects: 12,073 people
The study followed a “representative national sample of 12,073 American young adults (aged 17-24 y in 1981) [who] were followed through 2004 (19 survey waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth).”
Jokela M, Elovainio M, Kivimaki M. Lower fertility associated with obesity and underweight: The us national longitudinal survey of youth. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Oct, 88(4):886-93.
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Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
University College London
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