Study: Obese children are more likely to have peer problems

09/19/2011 | HealthDay News · WebMD

An Australian study in Pediatrics found that children who were obese at ages 4 and 5 had up to a 20% increased likelihood of having peer problems at ages 8 and 9 compared with those of normal weight. The findings suggest that obesity may increase children's chances of unhappiness and social isolation rather than the reverse, an expert said.

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