Could Being Overweight Make Your Kid an Outcast?

Could Being Overweight Make Your Kid an Outcast?

POSTED: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 11:23am

UPDATED: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 2:09pm

According to a recent study, young children who are obese have an increased risk for becoming socially isolated in elementary school.

Researchers in Australia followed more than 3,000 children for four years. They measured their height and weight at the start of the study, and interviewed parents about their children's' mental health.

They found children who were obese at the start of the study were 20 percent more likely to have difficulty with their peers four years later. For example, they were subject to teasing and had trouble making friends. Researchers say parents should work hard to help their children follow a healthy lifestyle, and encourage them to exercise and participate in group activities.

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not sure why there is money going to a research company for this.

If you were a fat kid in school you remember P.E. class and how you always got picked last or got the sucky position.Its not the kids fault its the parents for always giving in to their demands for McD's and etc

If you noticed ever since the parents of these foodies made it wrong for competitive sports to be held during P.E. obesity has gone up. What happened to dodge ball? or manditory running for every child?

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