Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Disciplinarian Parents Have Fatter Kids?

Children with disciplinarian parents tend to gain more excess weight than other children, says a report from Boston University School of Medicine. Reuters reports that researches suspect that the weight gain is a result of comfort-eating due to anxiety. There also seems to be some eating-for-comfort by children of permissive and neglectful parents, but these children do not have as much of a weight problem as the stricter parents.