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More than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.  (Photo by VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Parents Increasingly Unable To Identify Obesity In Their Own Children

More than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.

08/25/2014

Study finds obese children carry the same risk factor for heart disease and diabetes as overweight adults. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: Obese Preschoolers May Already Have Risk Factors For Heart Disease, Diabetes

Overweight children showed metabolic abnormalities found in adults with weight problems.

08/12/2014

An overweight child reads her part in a skit. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Strong Genetic Component Found Among Obese Children

Researchers from University College London found that 30 percent of the difference between the body weight of one child and another can be explained by their genes.

03/27/2013

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