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Got Younger Siblings? Your Health May Be Better Off

If you have siblings, chances are they drove you nuts for at least some parts of your life. But according to recent research, you should feel thankful for having to put up with them. A study led by researchers at the University of Michigan have found that gaining a younger sibling between the ages of two and six years old is associated with a healthier BMI than those who didn't gain a sibling in this time. Of the 697 children in this study, the kids without a sibling were almost three times more likely to be obese by the first grade.

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