Obese Children may Have Problems in Peer Relationships

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 20, 2011 at 10:59 PM Child Health News
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An exhaustive study which tracked nearly 3300 children from their preschool years till their early grades showed the deep-rooted problems faced by obese children.
 Obese Children may Have Problems in Peer Relationships
Obese Children may Have Problems in Peer Relationships

Typically, obese children were withdrawn due to low self-esteem attributed to their size. They often faced rejection, were bullied for their size and had trouble making new friends.

The study showed that obese kids carried a 20% chance of suffering problems with their peers.

These emotional issues pertaining to overweight can hamper emotional harmony and such kids may portray behavioral problems in their adult life.



Source: Medindia

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