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Parents Can Help Kids Avoid Emotional Impact of Obesity

Kids who are overweight or obese often get a head-start on developing a lifetime of health problems. These kids are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, trouble sleeping due to apnea, and heartburn, among many other uncomfortable and dangerous ailments.

A new study in the journal Pediatrics took a closer look at the emotional effects that can also come with being heavy early in life.

The researchers included more than 3,000 Australian kids. They first checked their BMI - which is a...

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