Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mums overfeeding already obese kids

A new research has suggested mothers are overfeeding their children, who are already fat, because they are unable to tell if they are too chubby.

A survey of nearly 300 mothers found that they struggled to judge the weight of their own toddlers.

According to the experts, this blind spot could lead to youngsters being encouraged to overeat, predisposing them to obesity in later life.

Figures showed that around 27 percent of British children are now overweight.

Rapid early weight gain before two years of age is associated with a two to threefold increase in the risk of obesity later in life.

Byrne said parents are not given the support that they need to understand normal child growth and how to pick up weight problems in their children

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