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Maternal feeding roles associated with childhood obesity

May 20, 2015

Allowing children to choose what and how much to eat from a meal structured and provided by parents or caregivers reduced the likelihood of obesity, according to a recent study.

“The feeding dynamic between caregivers and their toddlers as a factor in childhood obesity is truly underestimated,” Ihuoma Eneli, MD, medical director of the center for healthy weight and nutrition as Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said in a press release. “We’re finding that if mealtime becomes a battleground or filled with tension, it could establish a relationship with food that leads kids to unhealthy eating behaviors later.”

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Health care spending for privately insured children with diabetes has seen a sharp year-over-year rise between 2011 and 2013, due in part to increased out-of-pocket…
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Vlog: Global endocrinology community gathers for ICE/ENDO 2014

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