Could obesity be overlooked?

August 31, 2014 11:46 PM

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In ever-increasing numbers, parents in the U.S. fail to correctly identify their child as overweight or obese, a new study has found.

Between 1988 and 1994, 78 percent of parents of an overweight boy, and 61 percent of parents of an overweight girl, identified the child as “about the right weight.” Between 2005 and 2010, that number increased to 83 percent for boys and 78 percent for girls. The researchers analyzed data on about 3...

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