Study finds parental stress linked to obesity in children

January 13, 2014

Parental stress is linked to weight gain in children, according to a new study from St. Michael’s Hospital. The study found that children whose parents have high levels of stress have a body mass index (BMI) about 2 percent higher than those whose parents have low levels of stress. Children with higher parental stress also […]

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Even a few extra pounds may harm lung function in black, Hispanic kids

March 4, 2013

Feb. 22, 2013, HealthDay Even a small amount of extra weight can have a negative effect on the lung function of Hispanic and black children, according to a new study. However, this is not the case for white children, the researchers noted. As a result, they suggested that differences in the distribution of body fat […]

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