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Study: Young Girls More Likely To Become Obese If They Are Being Called ‘Fat’

According to a new study, girls who are told they are too fat by either a parent, sibling, friend, classmate, or teacher are more likely to be obese by the time they hit age 19.


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 John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Obesity In US Toddlers Drops By 43 Percent

Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it’s not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.