Overweight Girls May Have More Behavior Problems

by Jon Henshaw

Merritt McKinney in Reuters UK reports:

Overweight girls, but not boys, may be more likely to have behavioral problems when they start kindergarten, according to the results of a nationwide study.

“The message for parents from our research would be that it is the child’s home environment that influences not only their obesity but also their behavioral health,” Dr. Ashlesha Datar of the research organization RAND in Santa Monica, California, told Reuters Health. “Therefore providing a healthy environment at home is essential for children to be healthy in the early school years.”

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