Children of divorce could be more likely to face weight issues

Although divorce is sometimes necessary in life for people in Morris County and elsewhere, there are literally hundreds of studies that have looked at divorce and it’s many negative effects on those involved, especially children. Divorce can be typically difficult for children as they learn to cope with their parents’ separation and often have to deal with living with either their mom or dad.

Most people are aware that being in the middle of a divorce can be an emotional roller coaster for children. However, according to a new report, the negative effects of divorce can even be physical as well. In fact, a new study done be researchers in Norway followed 3,000 third grade students to test the effects of divorce. The researches found that boys whose parents were divorced were 63 percent more likely to be obese than those whose parents did not divorce.

The researchers noted that girls whose parents divorced also experienced a similar pattern of weight gain as the boys, but they said that that finding could have just been a coincidence. Although the study cannot technically prove that divorce causes obesity, it does show that divorce is a risk factor for obesity in children of divorce, especially boys.

This study is just one more example of how divorce can have negative effects on all those involved, including children. Divorce is very hard to go through, which means going through it by yourself can be even tougher. That’s why if you have decided to file for divorce, then you should probably seek the help of an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney before you make any important decisions.

Source: CBS New York, “New study finds divorce could lead to weight gain in boys,” June 17, 2014.