28 Dec '11, 3am

Teens who had a poor relationship with their mums when they were toddlers are more likely to be obese: Study

Teens who had a poor relationship with their mums when they were toddlers are more likely to be obese: Study

Researchers who followed nearly 1,000 children into their teens found that more than 25 per cent of those who scored lowest on mother-child relationship tests as toddlers went on to become obese at age 15, findings in Pediatrics said. -- ST PHOTO: CHUA CHIN HON (REUTERS) - Toddlers who have poor relationships with their mother are more likely to pack on extra weight as they grow up, according to a US study. Researchers who followed nearly 1,000 children into their teens found that more than 25 per cent of those who scored lowest on mother-child relationship tests as toddlers went on to become obese at age 15, findings in Pediatrics said. By contrast, only 13 per cent of the children who had a good relationship with their mother became obese. While that doesn't prove cause and effect, researchers say other work has shown links between children's emotional and intellectual d...

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