Families, Media Play Key Roles in Childhood Obesity

Children's genetic risks for obesity may be reduced by interventions that strengthen family communication and help children manage their emotions and feelings of satiety, according to a new review of research on the problem.

Although the causes of obesity are complex, families have significant influence on children's dietary habits and weight, and should be involved in planning healthful living campaigns and efforts to curb food marketing that targets children, suggest the study's authors, Barbara H. Fiese, PhD, and Kelly K. Bost, PhD, both with the University of Illinois.

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