Eating behaviors of children in the context of their family environment.

@article{Kral2010EatingBO,
  title={Eating behaviors of children in the context of their family environment.},
  author={Tanja V E Kral and Erin M. Rauh},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={567-73}
}
Both a family history of obesity and early childhood obesity have been identified as strong predictors of adult obesity risk. The finding that parental obesity, maternal obesity in particular, increases a child's risk for developing obesity suggests that either shared genes, or environment, or likely a combination of both may promote overeating and excessive weight gain in children. Parents not only create food environments for children's early experiences with food and eating, but they also… CONTINUE READING
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