Study: Parents Increasingly Unable To Identify Obesity In Their Own Children

August 26, 2014 11:46 AM

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Atlanta, Ga. (CBS ATLANTA) – More than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.

A study published Aug. 25 in the journal Pediatrics finds that parents are less able to realize when their children are overweight or obese than parents just two decades before – even as obesity has more than doubled among children 6-11 years old between 1980 and 2012.

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