Children of Stressed Parents May Be More Exposed to Obesity

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According to WebMD, children of stressed parents may be more exposed to obesity. A new study suggests that hispanic children are more likely to be obese if their parents have high levels of stress and “the children’s obesity rates rose according to the amount of stress their parents faced — from 20 percent among kids whose parents had no stress to 34 percent among those whose parents had three or more stress factors. Stress factors included difficulties at work or in a relationship, among others.”

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