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Children gain more weight when parents see them as 'overweight'

from Medical News Today

Children whose parents considered them to be "overweight" tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a "normal" weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that children whose parents identified them as being overweight perceived their own body size more negatively and were more likely to attempt to lose weight, factors that partly accounted for their weight gain. more


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