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Study: School Lunches Linked to Obesity

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A study has found that childhood obesity can be linked to the consumption of school lunches.

The study found that children who regularly consume school lunches had a 29 percent higher chance of becoming obese, as compared to their classmates who brought lunches from home, according to a report by The New York Times.

The study was conducted in southeast Michigan, and involved over a thousand sixth grade students from area schools. According to the story by the Times, of the 142 obese students who took part in the study, almost half consumed school lunches on a regular basis, while only one-third of the 787 children who were not obese regularly consumed school lunches.

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