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21 September 2011

Obese kids suffer socially, emotionally

Obese eight- and nine-year-olds are more likely to suffer socially and emotionally than their normal-weight peers, a new study finds.

Obese eight- and nine-year-olds are more likely to suffer socially and emotionally than their normal-weight peers, a new study finds.

While prior studies have made similar observations about the psychological difficulties faced by obese kids, one question that has vexed researchers is whether obesity leads to social problems, or if it's the other way around - that emotional and other mental health issues such as depression help spur children to become overweight.

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