Parenthood and trajectories of change in body weight over the life course.

  title={Parenthood and trajectories of change in body weight over the life course.},
  author={Debra Umberson and Hui Liu and John Mirowsky and Corinne Reczek},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={73 9},
Scholars call for greater attention to social contexts that promote and deter risk factors for health. Parenthood transforms social contexts in a myriad of ways that may influence long-term patterns of weight gain. Life course features of parenthood such as age at first birth, parity, and living with a minor child may further influence weight gain. Moreover, the social and biological features of parenthood vary in systematic ways for women and men, raising questions about how social contexts… CONTINUE READING
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