Docs still wary of informing parents about child's weight

04/4/2012 | Time.com

In 2008, 29% of parents of children with a BMI at or above the 85th percentile said doctors told them that their child was overweight, up from 19% in 1999, a study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine revealed. However, only 58% of parents of morbidly obese children said their doctors informed them about their child's weight.

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