A new Dartmouth-led study finds that fast-food intake among preschoolers leads to weight gain

Jennifer Emond, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Pediatrics at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, led a study to show that fast food consumption uniquely contributes to weight gain in children ages 3 to 5 years old. While previous research has established a link between fast-food consumption and its prevalence among adolescents who become overweight or obese, this is the first study to determine that fast food independently contributes to excess weight gain in preschoolers.

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