Childhood Overweight/Obesity and Pediatric Asthma: The Role of Parental Perception of Child Weight Status

@inproceedings{Musaad2013ChildhoodOA,
  title={Childhood Overweight/Obesity and Pediatric Asthma: The Role of Parental Perception of Child Weight Status},
  author={Salma M. A. Musaad and Katie N. Paige and Margarita T{\'e}ran-Garc{\'i}a and Sharon M Donovan and Barbara H Fiese},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2013}
}
Childhood obesity and asthma are on the rise in the U.S. Clinical and epidemiological data suggest a link between the two, in which overweight and obese children are at higher risk for asthma. Prevention of childhood obesity is preferred over treatment, however, in order to be receptive to messages, parents must perceive that their child is overweight. Many parents do not accurately assess their child's weight status. Herein, the relation between parental perceptions of child weight status… CONTINUE READING
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