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20 July 2017

Obesity in kids

Not only do many overweight or obese people not think of themselves as being so, it turns out that a large proportion of parents don’t recognise these conditions in their kids either. In a survey of some 60,000 British children, more than 80% and 40% of parents of overweight and obese kids, respectively, thought their children were a healthy weight. Possible reasons for this include a poor understanding of the medical definition of being overweight or obese, parents comparing their children to others who are also overweight, and flat-out denial.

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