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Stressed Parents More Likely to Have Obese Kids

Stressed Parents More Likely to Have Obese Kids
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:21am

Stressed out parents are more likely to have obese children. Researchers found parents with a lot of stress are more likely to head to a fast food restaurant or serve high calorie convenience foods instead of making a well balanced meal.

Parental stress did not appear to affect the amount of fruits and veggies their children ate or their exercise levels. The study also revealed black and Hispanic children, children from single parent homes and those from financially strapped families were more vulnerable to the effect of stress on their weight.

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