Linda, I will look around and see if I can refind it. It was not on a ( miracle cure site) it was on list of things that can ( or maybe may was the word used) influence curve progression, maybe at one of the Spinal/Ortho Clinics I have been reading, ...it had like size and type of curve, when curve started,being a woman, menapause and overweight.I think pregnancy was on there too. I know being overweight is hard on anyones back so maybe it just helps gravity along.I just remember when I read it I thought if Michael takes after his Dad that will not be an issue ( 20 pounds in 27 years and started underweight!)and neither will menapause, hormones or pregnancy.Of course he failed the size of curve!!I have been on probably a thousand sites/pages since this has hit our family, some has been all hype and hard sell, some has been stupid!. I do not think this was a study paper though it seemes like it was at a personal Doctor/Spinal Clinic..web page so maybe its his/their opinion too..I do remember it was talking about adult reasons for considering surgery, not for children.What made me think of it was another member from Canada said she was expecting to be told to have surgery but the surgeon told her to lose weight and get in better shape and the Dr said something about United States does surgery too soon and too often. ( Those were not the exact words but close)Of course the free health care system of Canada might influence him too....I did not mean to imply losing weight would help people curves not progress....after reading on here it seems like some progress no matter what.Also had a man say his curves have stayed the same for years and his was in the 60 degrees and I think he said he was in his early 60's... 61 or 62 I think.I just have to wonder why his stopped without surgery and he said he had no pain either. Guess I am wanting answers and all I get is more questions!