More parents think their overweight child is 'about right'

August 26, 2014 6:06 PM

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More parents think their overweight child is 'about right'

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Between 1988 and 2010, the number of parents who could correctly identify their children as overweight or obese went down, according to a new study.

“Today, almost one out of every three kids is overweight or obese,” said senior author Dr. Jian Zhang of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. “They are at significantly increased risk of a number of diseases as they grow older, including diabetes,...

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