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29 June 2010

Smoking parents = fat, bad kids

Two new studies suggest there's a connection between parents who smoke and kids who are heavier or misbehave more than other children.

Two new studies suggest there's a connection between parents who smoke and kids who are heavier or misbehave more than other children.

Still, the findings "tighten the link" between parents who smoke and physical and mental health problems in their kids, said Dr Jonathan Winickoff, an associate professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, who co-wrote a commentary accompanying the research.

 
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