Research involving 3,189 school children from Denmark, Estonia and Portugal reported that children from poor families don't necessarily have worse health compared to children from children's of rich and better-educated parents. The results of the study were published in British Medical Journal. The results of the study challenge the results of the earlier reported results that adverse social circumstances in childhood may cause an increased risk of coronary heart disease in their life.
The study conducted from children of one rich country, Denmark and two other poorer countries - Estonia and Portugal. Insulin resistance, which is a main precursor for development of heart disease later in their life, was measured in each of the 3.189 children's.
The results of the study show that the children of the most educated and highest earning parents were the least insulin resistant. But the opposite was true for children from Estonia and Portugal - those from the most educated and highest earning parents were the most insulin resistant.
High fatty foods "Junk food" may be the reason for the high level of insulin resistance among children with better educated parents in Estonia and Portugal.
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