Overweight parents who worry about their child’s weight are likely to try to do healthier things like going to farmer’s markets or learning to cook healthier meals. A group of Drexel University researchers studied 114 overweight parents and children and learned that worried parents are ready parents; ready to learn healthier changes and ready to help their child become healthier.
The researchers also learned that a parent’s stress level might increase a child’s body mass index (BMI). So helping the whole family become healthy and less stressed is important when we look for ways to treat childhood obesity.
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