Does a parent’s perception of their child’s weight impact on child weight gain?

Posted by on April 21, 2016 12:52 pm
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Researchers have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child’s weight by their parents can have on a child’s actual weight. Children whose parents perceived their weight as being ‘overweight’, as opposed to ‘about the right weight’, gained more weight (increase in BMI-Z score) from baseline to follow up in all analyses.

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