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St. Michael's Hospital Study Finds Parental Stress Linked To Obesity In Children



12/9/2013 6:27:50 AM

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Parental stress is linked to weight gain in children, according to a new study from St. Michael's Hospital. The study found that children whose parents have high levels of stress have a Body Mass Index, or BMI, about 2 per cent higher than those whose parents have low levels of stress. Children with higher parental stress also gained weight at a 7 per cent higher rate during the study period than other children.

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