Style over substance: What can parenting styles tell us about ownership styles and obesity in companion animals?

@article{German2015StyleOS,
  title={Style over substance: What can parenting styles tell us about ownership styles and obesity in companion animals?},
  author={Alexander J German},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={113 Suppl},
  pages={S72-7}
}
Obesity is a major medical concern in human subjects, and most concerning is the rapid recent increase in childhood obesity. Children are more likely to be obese if their parents are obese, an effect that is mediated both by genetics and environment, most notably parental influence. Four major parenting styles have been recognised: authoritative; authoritarian; indulgent; uninvolved. Too much parental control, as with the authoritarian style, is associated with a higher weight status in… CONTINUE READING
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