If a child exhibits self control and is able to put off receiving a reward at the tender age of four, it reduces his or her chances of being overweight later in life, according to recent research.
Self-control in Children may Help Keep Obesity at Bay
Tracking the study subjects for more than three decades revealed that such children happened to enjoy a lower body mass index even thirty years later.
Lead researcher Tanya Schlam of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, said, "In today's world, there's so much unhealthy food everywhere. Academics and social interactions just went better for kids who were more able to delay gratification."
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