Target Self-Perceptions To Help Kids With Healthy Weight Loss (STUDY)

August 7, 2014 8:51 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Many kids are prone to underestimate their weight problem if they have one, according to a new study, but kids who recognize they are overweight or obese are more likely to try to lose weight.

The study also found that healthy-weight kids who overestimate their own weight are more likely to diet, suggesting that getting kids - and their parents - to have an accurate perception of the child’s body weight is essential to promoting healthy behaviors, researchers say.

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