Self-control at age 9 reduces chances of being overweight at 15

07/8/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Children who had better self-control at age 9 were less likely to be overweight at 15, and researchers suggested more impulse control and skill at delaying gratification helped them keep a healthy weight. Self-control was based on rating a child's neatness, temper restraint, handling of distractions and ability to finish tasks in a reasonable time period.

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