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Dyson, T. (2019, April 08). Kids in poorer neighborhoods likely to be less healthy, worse educated. Retrieved April 10, 2019.

A study in Nature Human Behavior found that children who grew up in poor neighborhoods had a higher risk of performing poorly in school, having children too early, and moving to poor neighborhoods themselves when they get older, with genetic and social factors linked to outcomes. These children also had a higher risk of being obese by age 18, compared with their counterparts who grew up in more advantaged neighborhoods, but genetics was not a contributing factor, researchers found.