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Obese Children may Have Problems in Peer Relationships

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 20, 2011 at 10:59 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
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
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Typically, obese children were withdrawn due to low self-esteem attributed to their size.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.

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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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