Parents often have misconceptions about child's weight, study shows

A study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting revealed nearly half of parents considered their obese children in a lower-weight category. Children whose parents had an inaccurate perception of their weight still showed significant reductions in body mass index after a 12-week intervention program compared with children whose parents had a correct perception of their weight.

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