"Authoritarian" parenting linked to increased risk of childhood obesity

03/19/2014 | HealthDay News

A Canadian study says 2- to 11-year-olds with "authoritarian" parents who were inflexible and less affectionate had a greater likelihood of being obese than did children of "authoritative" parents who were more balanced. Authoritative parenting was also associated with fewer risky behaviors, the study says. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association meeting.

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